It hasn't made this claim yet, to be entirely fair to TSMC. It will make this claim later on today at a technology symposium to be held in Dullsville, otherwise known as San Jose.
The deputy CEO, FC Tseng, is expected to say that it's managed this feat through collaboration with its partners. "The semiconductor industry roadmap is still intact," Tseng will say.
It's got to where it is through collaboration using Synopsys design tools. According to Synopsys, the tools TSMC is using "include scripts and guidelines that provide a level of manufacturing readiness that simply is no longer possible using design rules alone". µ
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