Despite heavy restrictions, minimum wage, A Chinese semiconductor company has managed to make chips with the lithography technology of 7 nmAlthough these chips would have been built with ‘similar’ technology, applied TSMC, One of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers.
Chinese company SMIC seems to be copying TSMC’s technology
Fountain tech insight has managed to reach the mining SOC of bitcoin miner, these SoCs were made by SMIC with 7nm node. When these chips were analyzed, it became clear that the 7nm process technology was similar to that implemented by TSMC.
Taiwan-based TSMC sues SMIC, However, we do not know whether this demand will be met or not.
It has been commented that minimum wage have started selling chips with this technology of 7 nm Since July last year, being used by bitcoin miner, among many other products. In a way, SMIC is an overseas competitor of TSMC, which appears to be copying its technology.
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The United States imposed sanctions and sanctions on China for using its technology, so some Chinese manufacturers are starting to use ‘non-Western’ technology to ease the situation, even using the technology. There are also ‘mimicking’, so it seems quite an engineering feat, which cannot use technologies such as EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet) from ASML to design advanced chips.
Although it is a great engineering achievement, analysis of tech insight Ensures that the 7nm node of SMIC is less than the node made by TSMC. However, SMIC is likely to improve its technology to produce larger and more complex 7nm chips in the future.
“This low-volume product could be the springboard for a true 7nm process that involves massive amounts of memory and logic cells. Since bitcoin miners have limited RAM needs, they will not have typical bit-cell memory, Which requires the actual definition of 7nm technology (both scaling logic and bit-cell adoption). This chipset probably displays the logic part but not the bit-cell aspect.”
Currently, the United States is said to be studying new sanctions against China, which Eliminating the use of DUV (Deep Ultra Violet) manufacturing technology, DUV technology is less advanced than EUV, and is used by SMIC to create its 7nm technology. we will keep you informed.