A wide range of new products for this year and next should promote AMD to second place among buyers of 5nm chips at TSMC. Nevertheless, Apple should remain the contract manufacturer’s top-selling customer in this category for the time being.
According to current reports, AMD will soon become the second largest customer of contract manufacturer TSMC in the field of 5 nm production. The reason for this is the great abundance of upcoming products that are to be launched in the coming months, which rely on precisely that manufacturing process.
The desktop processors of the Ryzen 7000 series, which are to be presented on August 30th, may start. It has been known for some time that these rely on the 5 nm technology node. The product portfolio is then to be supplemented with processors for data centers and workstations, codenamed Genoa, in November before AMD takes on the mobile notebook segment.
The rumor mill is currently talking about a start in the coming year and more specifically in the first half of 2023. However, AMD should not only use 5 nm production for the Ryzen 7000 processors for mobile computers, but also the first 4 nm products bring to market. The launch of further Epyc processors codenamed Bergamo and Siena is also planned for 2023. The former are intended for use in native cloud workloads, while the subsequent products are intended for telecommunications equipment.
Understandably, new products are also being made in the GPU segment, and with RDNA 3 there is an architecture that relies on production in 5 nm. Corresponding chips are used, for example, in the upcoming Radeon RX 7000 series, which is scheduled to go on sale later this year.
AMD is likely to remain behind Apple’s order volume for the time being, despite the abundance of new products based on 5 nm. The customers from Cupertino do according to a circulating and unofficial list from the end of last year accounts for more than a quarter of the total sales of TSMC’s contract manufacturing and is by far the number one here. Mediatek follows with 5.8 percent. AMD is in third place with 4.39 percent.
Source: via Wccftech.com