Apple's M2 Chip - How Many Transistors?

Apple's M2 Chip - How Many Transistors?

As Apple pushed the amazing M1 chip out into the world rumor says TSMC is already in production with the M2 chip based on 4 nm fabrication technology.

So, back of envelope calculation..

The M1 is based on 5 nm technology and has 16 billion transistors.
So the M2 based on 4 nm technology should have..

16*5^2/4^2 = 16*25/16 = 25 billion transistors.

Nice round number.
What a chip!

The future:
If you want to push significantly below 4 nm you may need to have a chat with the laws of physics first.

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 abbottsystems@gmail.com