TSMC 3nm process foundry price is as high as 30000 US dollars
TSMC 3nm process foundry price is as high as 30000 US dollars: 3 times the 7nm chip
According to TSMC’s plan, mass production of the 3nm process will only take place in the second half of 2021 , 3-4 months later than previously expected . Apple will not release the 3nm process for its A16 chip next year . This is the first time in recent years.
The progress of TSMC’s 3nm process is slower than expected. On the one hand, it is the difficulty of mass production, but on the other hand, it may also be related to the fact that the foundry price is too expensive.
Some insiders have leaked the price quotation of TSMC’s 3nm process. Since the EUV mask has 26 layers, the price of 3nm process 12 -inch wafers is as high as 30,000 US dollars, which is almost double the price of 5nm process of 16,900 US dollars, which is the 7nm process price. More than three times the US$ 9,346 .
Prior to 7 nm , 5 nm at the process in a single chip cost 233 , 288 US dollars, 3 million dollar OEM prices will significantly increase the cost of the chip, even if 3nm transistor density technology improved 70% , the area can be reduced by 42% , so doing still Easily reach between 300-400 US dollars.
In short, the 3nm process is a word-expensive, so expensive that only Apple and Intel can afford the first batch of users . After all, their products can sell at high prices to hedge the high cost of chip foundry.