The Taiwan semiconductor giant is enjoying record-breaking revenues amidst the pandemic worldwide, thanks to its advanced silicon nodes and its commitment to serve its high-profile customers. This is the reason why it brought a whopping $13.29 billion in revenue last quarter.
Now, interestingly, TSMC’s advanced 5nm node is playing a key role in its revenue besides its 7nm process, which is already very popular.
The chip foundry’s 5nm process was first mass-produced in the Q1 of 2020 and with its demand growing over time from customers like Apple, it saw the 5nm process revenue contributing to more than 10% to TSMC quarterly revenue for three consecutive quarters.
Also, in the second quarter of 2021, in its $13.29 billion revenue posted, the revenue brought by the 5nm process accounted for a whopping 18%. This means its new advanced process technology brought TSMC’s revenue of 2.392 billion U.S. dollars in the second quarter.
When compared to previous quarters, in Q1 2021, TSMC accounted for 12.92 billion U.S. dollars among which 14% was contributed by 5nm process, roughly about 1.809 billion U.S. dollars. So, the revenue by 5nm process in the second quarter increased by US$583 million and its share of revenue increased by 4%.
However, TSMC’s 5nm process brought significant chunks of revenue, not this year but at the last quarter of 2020, when although TSMC’s revenue was $12.68 billion, thanks to strong demand of 5nm process, it accounted for 20%, which is $2.536 billion.
With the extension of mass production time and with an increase in revenue TSMC’s 5nm process node has a better future ahead as more customers will be opting for the advanced process. So, naturally, in the coming days, the revenue of the 5nm process will also increase, and the proportion of revenue will also increase.