TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, will reportedly begin the manufacturing of the Intel Core i3 processors on its 5nm course of. Intel has outsourced its entry stage chip collection to TSMC, with manufacturing starting later this yr.

In line with an EENewsEuropre report, a market evaluation from Trendforce revealed that the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Firm is ready to begin manufacturing of the Intel Core i3 processors within the second half of 2021. This arrives as Intel nonetheless struggles with its forefront course of know-how with 10nm and 7nm processes. After the Core i3, Intel is predicted to additionally outsource the manufacturing of its mid vary and excessive finish CPUs to TSMC as effectively, by its 3nm course of within the second half of 2022.

Intel has already been outsourcing the manufacturing of a big a part of its non CPU primarily based chips to TSMC and UMC. Notably, the shift to TSMC additionally follows AMD, which has taken benefit of the chipmakers 7nm course of and has improved its standing within the PC market. For the time being, staff crimson holds a superior place because of TSMC’s 7nm course of. So, the transfer from staff blue might have it additionally rival AMD higher within the desktop PC market and regain misplaced market share.


Sadly, Trendforce didn’t point out the supply of this declare and the report arrives on account of its investigation. In different phrases, that is nonetheless an unconfirmed report so take it with a pinch of salt for now. So keep tuned, as we shall be offering extra updates when further data is accessible.