The progress of semiconductor manufacturing process, the performance is more and more powerful processors for mobile phone, mobile phone run more and more high.
According to Taiwan's Electronic Times website reported on November 7th, before, TSMC has announced that it will be in Taiwan Tainan science and technology park to build a 3 Nanometer chip factory, which is the world's first 3 Nanometer process chip factory.
Zhang Zhongmou said that the company believes will help the company administrative institutions in Taiwan to solve all kinds of problems such as land hydropower 3 Nanometer factory, other administrative agencies will also launch a variety of measures to ensure the smooth operation of the factory.
For mass production in 2020, Zhang Zhongmou did not disclose which customers or what types of chips would be delivered first.
Line width has become an important index of global semiconductor industry competition. According to the latest technology of semiconductor industry, some chip factory started production using 10 nanometer technology, Samsung Electronics has been in the manufacturing process development of 7 nm, while TSMC 3 nm is the industry's leading technology.
Zhang Zhongmou also talked about the impact of artificial intelligence on the company's chip business. He said that there are already some mobile devices with artificial intelligence processing capacity, it is expected that this technology will be more common in the future, in the field of health care, AI will have a significant impact.
Zhang Zhongmou said that TSMC has invested in research and development of artificial intelligence in some fields, such as mobile computing, automotive electronics, Internet of things, high-performance computing, etc.. TSMC will also provide artificial intelligence hardware processing and manufacturing services for related customers, which will bring impetus to TSMC's future business.
Zhang Zhongmou said, in the next three years, TSMC will still get 5% to 10% revenue growth.
It is reported that in Tainan science and Technology Park, TSMC has built a 5 nanometer process chip factory, but has not yet put into production, plans to start production in 2019.
In the global semiconductor foundry market, TSMC has become a big Mac enterprise, and also become the last proud brand of Taiwan technology industry.
According to institutional statistics, TSMC accounts for nearly 60% of the global foundry market share. Before the news, the European Commission and other institutions have launched an antitrust investigation on TSMC's chip foundry
It is worth mentioning that the United States Apple is TSMC's most important chip OEM customers, TSMC every year for Apple manufacturing A series processors. In addition, in order to compete with Samsung electronics semiconductor division for Apple chip foundry contract, TSMC also needs to actively improve the manufacturing process and quality.
Predictably, Apple will also take advantage of TSMC's advanced manufacturing technology to introduce a more powerful application processor that supports its differentiated strategy of mobile phone augmented reality.