It has been reported that TSMC is close to completing the research and development of a new 3nm process. The latest report shows that Apple has placed orders for its M-series and A-Series processors to adopt the technology. < / P > < p > according to people familiar with the supply chain, the current trial production is progressing smoothly. They estimate that TSMC’s 3-nanometer chip production capacity is currently 600000 pieces per year, 50000 pieces per month, and large-scale production will start in 2022. < / P > < p > although it is not clear how many and when Apple’s orders will be made, people familiar with the matter said that these orders are mainly used to produce M-series processors for Macs. < / P > < p > in addition, 3nm chips can also be used in iPad MacBook devices, and new A-Series processors can be produced for iPhone. It has been rumored that Apple will use 3nm technology for a16 processor in 2022. < / P > < p > TSMC is also developing a 4nm process, which will be launched ahead of 3nm. Both the 3nm and 4nm processes will enable TSMC to compete directly with Samsung, but people familiar with the matter said that TSMC will be at least six months ahead of Samsung in launching these products. IPhone 12 whole family barrel model exposed: it’s a tribute to iPhone 4