IBM has been working constantly over the years to provide the world a new and unique computing experience. The consistent research and development by the good folks at IBM have come up with something very surprising a 7 nanometer functioning chip.
IBM along with Global Foundries, Samsung and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, New York, represents a $3 billion investment in chip technology research and this first 7-nanometer node test chips with functional transistors is a result of the hardwork through the years.
The scale down in size was achieved by using Silicon Germanium (SiGe) channel transistors and Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography integration. According to IBM, the breakthrough could deliver up to 50% better power and performance for future systems supporting Big Data and mobile products.
This ground breaking innovation is a sign of revolution in the way computing is done today. The 7 nanometer chip has opened up a total new avenue for development of more powerful and energy efficient chips. We are hopeful that IBM will continue to surprise us in the coming years.
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