According to the Electronic Times, Intel announced plans to launch 7nm products in 2021 in May this year, and is now stepping up to achieve this goal. According to industry sources, Intel has been ordering equipment and materials for the EUV manufacturing process since August and is accelerating the pace of orders.
At the same time, TSMC expects that 7nm and 7nm EUV process nodes will become the main growth drivers this year due to strong demand from the 5G sector. According to reports, MediaTek is one of the customers using TSMC 7nm. The company released its so-called world's first sub-6GHz 5G SoC chip, which is expected to go into production in January 2020.
According to the previous vice president of Intel cloud business, he is very optimistic about the 7nm product launched in 2021, no accident is the data center GPU first.
ASML, the world's top lithography machine manufacturer, is optimistic about the strong demand for processes under 7nm in the second half of the year. In addition, foreign media reports that ASML is actively investing in the development of a new generation of EUV lithography machines, compared with previous generations. The biggest change of the new EUV lithography machine is the high numerical aperture lens. By increasing the lens specifications, the core resolution of the two major lithography machines of the new generation lithography machine is increased by 70%, reaching the industry's geometric chip shrinkage. Requirements.