TSMC has begun to take steps to enter the HPC (high performance computing) market. In this direction, he introduced the new N4X processing technology.
Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer TSMC is now well known to many, especially since its name comes up every day due to the global pandemic and chip shortage problems. In particular, the company’s recent rapprochement with Apple has attracted a lot of attention.
But we know that TSMC is working to integrate new technologies into its structure and is now the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer. Today, a news report revealed the next generation of N4X technology that the company is working on.
TSMC enters HPC market
TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) announced that the new N4X processing technology targets high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and devices. Initial production is said to be out of time for this year. Therefore, trials will begin in the first half of 2023. This means that we can expect the first N4X designs to be released in early 2024.
The launch of this next-generation N4X trading technology by TSMC demonstrates that the company wants to be involved in the growing HPC (High performance computing) market soon. It also turns out that the N4X process aims to make transistors as small as 5 nm.
The N4X design is actually an upgrade of the N5A, which is achieved by improving performance and maximum clock frequencies. It is claimed to provide a performance increase of about 15 percent compared to the N5 production line and usage processes. The company also claims that the N4X offers a 4 percent performance boost over the N4P process at 1.2 volts.
Dr. Kevin Zhang, Senior Vice President of Business Development at TSMC, said:
The demands of the HPC segment continue unabated. TSMC not only adapted our ‘X’ semiconductor technologies to deliver ultimate performance. It also combined advanced packaging technologies with 3DFabric to deliver the best HPC platform.