Apple, M4 Chip, TSMC and Phoenix AZ

Apple, M4 Chip, TSMC and Phoenix AZ

Apple has turned to TSMC to manufacture its new generation on M chips. The first of the series, the M1, has just begun to appear in Apple machines. It is based on 5 nm fabrication technology and has 16 billion transistors.

And now TSMC plans to build a huge chip fabrication plant just outside Phoenix AZ.

Not only that, but they plan to ship chips based on 2 nm fabrication technology by 2024.

Fabrication at 2 nm is on the edge of the x-ray spectrum and I estimate a 2 nm chip would have...

16*(5^2)/(2^2)=100 billion transistors!

For Apple it would be the M4 chip.
Needless to say, I just bought TSMC stock.

A note about TSMC: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is a Taiwanese multinational semiconductor contract manufacturing and design company. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 5 nanometer production capabilities, and the first to commercialize extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology in high volume. It trades on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol TSM.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott