MediaTek (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) and TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) announced that MediaTek has successfully created its first chip using TSMC’s leading-edge 3nm technology, taping out MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity system-on-chip (SoC), with volume production planned next year.
MediaTek 3nm chips are coming soon!
This is a significant milestone in MediaTek and TSMC’s long-standing strategic partnership, with both companies using their strengths in chip design and manufacturing to produce flagship SoCs with high performance and low power features, empowering global end devices.
“We are committed to our vision of using the world’s most advanced technology to create cutting-edge products that improve our lives in meaningful ways,” stated MediaTek President Joe Chen.
“TSMC’s consistent and high-quality manufacturing capabilities enable MediaTek to fully demonstrate its superior design in flagship chipsets, offering the highest performance and quality solutions to our global customers and enhancing the user experience in the flagship market,” President Joe Chen added.
“This collaboration between MediaTek and TSMC on MediaTek’s Dimensity SoC means that the power of the industry’s most advanced semiconductor process technology can be as accessible as the smartphone in your pocket,” Dr. Cliff Hou, Senior Vice President of Europe and Asia Sales at TSMC, said.
Dr. Cliff Hou said, “Throughout the years, we have worked closely with MediaTek to bring numerous significant innovations to the market and are honored to continue our partnership into the 3nm generation and beyond.”
TSMC’s 3nm process technology improves performance, power, and yield while also providing full platform support for high-performance computing and mobile applications. In comparison to TSMC’s N5 process, TSMC’s 3nm technology now delivers up to 18% faster speed at the same power, 32% lower power at the same speed, and a 60% increase in logic density.
Dimensity SoCs from the company are constructed with industry-leading process technology to address the ever-increasing user experience demands for mobile computing, high-speed networking, artificial intelligence, and multimedia. Starting in the second half of 2024, MediaTek’s first flagship chipset built on TSMC’s 3nm technology is expected to power smartphones, tablets, intelligent cars, and a variety of other gadgets.
About MediaTek Inc
MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor business that allows approximately 2 billion connected devices worldwide each year. They are a market leader in the development of new systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile, home entertainment, connectivity, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Their commitment to innovation has established them as a market leader in a number of key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions, and a wide range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, 5G, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD), and wearables.
The company encourages and motivates individuals to widen their horizons and achieve their goals more quickly and efficiently than ever before, thanks to smart technology. They collaborate with businesses you love to make excellent technology accessible to everyone, and this is at the heart of all they do. For additional information, go to www.mediatek.com.
When it was created in 1987, TSMC pioneered the pure-play foundry business model and has remained the world’s premier dedicated semiconductor foundry ever since. To unleash creativity for the global semiconductor industry, the firm supports an evolving community of worldwide clients and partners with the industry’s leading process technologies and range of design enablement products. With global operations in Asia, Europe, and North America, TSMC is a responsible corporate citizen all over the world.
By providing the most comprehensive range of advanced, specialty, and advanced packaging technology services, TSMC implemented 288 distinct process technologies and manufactured 12,698 products for 532 customers in 2022. The company is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Please visit https://www.tsmc.com for further information.