TSMC is receiving more and more orders from that class of chips. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, also known as TSMC, is seeing orders for 7 nm chips gradually rise. Digitimes says the company expects the node to be fully utilized by the third quarter of 2019. Currently, AMD is very responsible for that increase, since it is shaping its product stocks of both Ryzen and EPYC processors, and of the next Navi graphics cards. Another company that is increasing its orders is HiSilicon, the manufacturer of SoC Kirin.
The processors Zen 2 of 7 nm will shake the panorama of the processors x86, with the arrival of a new lithographic generation along with new designs of the nucleus, that will cause improvements in the yield, as much of the design as of the own manufacture. AMD expects to increase its market share before 2020, especially in the server market. The move to 7 nm will improve TSMC’s revenues by the end of 2019, offsetting the start of the year, which was weak for the company.