Two of the largest bitcoin mining chip manufacturers have plans to equip their products with 5nm chips in the near future. Just recently, China-based manufacturer Bitmain purportedly produced the world’s first 5nm test-grade bitcoin mining chip and more efficient mining rigs will see mass production next year. The firm Canaan also recently announced that the company will have access to 5nm semiconductors by Q1 2020.
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TSMC’s 5nm Process Is Ahead of the Game
Last January, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reported at its annual conference that the company’s 7nm node (N7) was operating under capacity. On top of all this news, next-generation computer makers, iPhone distributors, and bitcoin mining rig manufacturers sought 7nm chips in mass quantity this year creating massive demand. TSMC expected revenue to increase slowly in 2019, but the last two quarters saw better revenue performance than expected. Despite the issues with the company’s…