The world’s largest contract foundry is having a problem that most companies would love to have; business is too good. Much of the hike in business is due to the heavy demand for 5nm chips. These chips have a larger transistor density and transistor count making them more powerful and energy-efficient than older and less cutting-edge chips. TSMC has been manufacturing 5nm chips for , Qualcomm, MediaTek and AMD. Up until the middle of last September, it also shipped 5nm chips to which was TSMC’s second largest customer after Apple.
However, a change made by the U.S. …