TSMC founder Morris Chang has declared that the company’s chips will remain ahead of Intel’s even if Intel is able to improve its chip yields and technology, offer competitive prices, and attempt to level the playing field.
The statement comes after Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said his company would catch up with Apple’s chips by next year, with the intention of surpassing them in terms of power and efficiency.
Chang, unimpressed by Gelsinger’s claims, stated in response that even if Intel is able to improve its chips, it will still be left in TSMC’s “shadow” unless geopolitical factors give it a boost.
It should be recalled that Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro chips are made using a 3-nanometer process, with its M3 Mac chip expected to follow suit shortly. This process is anticipated to result in phenomenal performance and efficiency. In fact, TSMC has already announced it will be moving to an improved 2nm process in 2025, which could be one reason for the company’s confidence that Intel will struggle to keep up.
The sources for this piece include an article in DigitalTrends.