TSMC shows off production 20nm and 16nm dev wafers

Techcon 13: 20nm on the market now, 16nm a ways out

TSMC - logoTSMC was showing off two wafers at Techcon, a production 20nm SoC and a pre-production 16nm without any qualifiers. Not many more details so for now just enjoy the pictures.

TSMC 20nm SoC wafer

TSMC 20nm SoC is in production now

TSMC 16nm FinFET wafer

TSMC 16nm FinFETs are in development

On the 20nm front the wafers are not just in production, there are devices on the market using it that you can buy. No word on the higher performance variants but the SoC process is good to go. 16nm as the label suggests is still in development and that is on schedule. What is that schedule? Risk production in late 2014 so you should have 16nm FinFETs from TSMC in early 2015 if all goes well.S|A

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