April 26, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- TSMC recently stated that its new chip manufacturing technology, the A16, will enter production in the second half of 2026.

Analysts said the technology announced by TSMC could make the industry question Intel's claim in February that Intel would surpass TSMC to make the world's fastest computing chips with the new technology of Intel 14A.

TSMC said it was developing a new A16 chip manufacturing process faster than expected due to demand from artificial intelligence chip companies, but did not name specific customers.

In addition, TSMC believes that it does not need to use ASML’s new High NA EUV lithography machine to manufacture A16 chips.

TSMC also revealed a new technology that supplies power from the back of the chip to help speed up AI chips and will be launched in 2026.