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3nm M2 Pro chip for MacBook Pro to start production later this year


TSMC is reported to have started production of the M2 Pro chipset with the latest 3nm technology for MacBook Pro at the end of this year. Apple will be the first to use the 3nm M2 Pro chip.

As is known, this Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing company is one of the suppliers of the latest generation of chipsets that will be embedded in the new MacBook Pro.

According to the report, the Apple A17 Bionic chip and M3 chip can continue to use TSMC’s 3nm chip. The move from the 5nm process to the 3nm process is expected to result in improved performance and energy efficiency.


According to a report by Taiwan’s Commercial Times, Apple will leverage TSMC’s 3nm process for the 3nm M2 Pro chip, which is expected to come with the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop lines. This MacBook Pro laptop is expected to be released later this year or early 2023.

The report further mentions that Apple is also preparing a new high-end Mac Mini that will also be powered by the new M2 Pro chip.

Apple will use TSMC’s 3nm process for the A17 Bionic chip for next year’s iPhone 15 Pro models. This technology can also be used for the M3 chip for the next generation of MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models.

The M2 Pro chip manufactured using the 3nm process offers faster performance and more power efficiency than chips made using the 5nm process. This 3nm chip will also extend battery life for iPhones and Macs.


Apple will likely be the first to use TSMC’s 3nm chip later this year. While other chip manufacturers, such as Intel, Super Micro, Huida, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Broadcom, and others seem to be launching 3nm chips next year. [SN/HBS]

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