TSMC wants to diversify
Instead, TSMC is striving to serve additional other markets and to be more represented in the areas of 5G and high performance computing, among others. TSMC also sees the automotive market as a further growth area. During the quarterly conference it was said in this regard that TSMC will record significantly higher expenditure in the coming period, as it is investing in expanding the offer. However, this does not mean neglecting current core areas. Costs of up to $ 28 billion are forecast – for comparison: TSMC only spent $ 17.2 billion in the past year.
Close cooperation for years
Apple and TSMC have been close partners for years. While Samsung and TSMC had shared the production of the A9 chip, Samsung’s implementation turned out to be slightly more energy-hungry, and Apple has only relied on TSMC since the A10. The continuous reduction in structural readiness is one of the reasons why Apple can achieve further leaps in performance with each generation of the A-chips. With the M1 chip in particular, it is easy to see what scope there is in terms of performance with low heat generation at the same time.