According to reports, Bitmain is one of the largest application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturers in the world. In order to cooperate with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) 5nm semiconductors, it is cooperating with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). Industry sources said that the 5nm chip developed for Bitmain will begin production in the third quarter.
According to reports, chip maker TSMC produces semiconductors for mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain
Faster Bitcoin mining equipment manufactured by Bitmain may be launched at the end of 2021 or next year. According to a report recently released by digitimes.com, Bitmain has placed an order for 5nm chips from the Taiwanese chip manufacturer.
According to reports, TSMC signed a contract with Bitmain, so the company can use the foundry’s N5 manufacturing process (5 nanometers). At present, the fastest Bitcoin mining machine on the market carefully built by companies such as Bitmain, Canaan and Microbt uses chips between 12nm and 7nm.
digitimes.com reporters Monica Chen and Jessie Shen claimed that “industry sources” claimed that Bitmain had placed an order with TSMC, but the amount and valuation of the order were not disclosed.
The report pointed out that TSMC will start production for Bitmain this year and start the process in the third quarter. In another report, the same technical columnist detailed that TSMC is “improving the output of 5nm chips.”
Bitmain may be trying to acquire 5nm products and then sell out all the chips. Huge technology companies such as Apple and Huawei are already buying chips made with TSMC’s N5 process.
Although, because Bitmain can produce capital faster than small technology companies, it may be one of the first companies to purchase N5 design products. However, other Bitcoin ASIC mining manufacturers and technology companies can also purchase 5nm products from Samsung.
ASIC manufacturers can also use Samsung’s N5 process
Samsung also revealed that it is using a 5nm process and that the company is reportedly accepting future orders. A researcher comparing TSMC and Samsung products said that the two companies will “use more EUV layers at 5nm.”
“Samsung said that their 5nm process is 25% higher than the 7nm density, 10% higher in performance, and 20% lower in power consumption,” Scotten Jones called it “comparison between TSMC and Samsung 5nm.” “This is in sharp contrast to TSMC’s announced density increase of 1.8 times, a 15% increase in performance or a 30% reduction in power consumption,” Jones added.
In addition to Microbt, Bitmain also manufactures some of the fastest ASIC Bitcoin mining machines on the market today. Bitmain’s Antminer S19 Pro is 110 teraheras per second (TH/s). Using the current BTC exchange rate, you can get approximately US$19.40 per day, and US$0.12 per kilowatt hour (kWh).
The company’s latest version of Antminer S19j mining equipment has a hash rate of approximately 90 TH/s. The Antminer S19 model uses a customized 7nm chip with an efficiency parameter of approximately 34.5 Joules per terahera (J/TH). The TH/s speed of Bitcoin ASIC mining equipment using 5nm chips is much faster, and the energy efficiency is up to (J/TH).
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