IBM Research announced today that it has built the first functional 7-nanometer test chips in collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Samsung and SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
The company hopes that the new processors it is currently testing will be the start of the smallest semiconductors available, and that new semiconductor technology will continue to shrink the coming productτα τουλάχιστον για two with three years.
To understand the size, an 7nm node is slightly larger than human DNA, which reaches 2,5nm in diameter. Processors today range from 10nm, 14nm and 22nm in size.
IBM with the new generation of chips is expected to deliver new innovations that will feed the company's products. We are talking about Watson supercomputers as well as cloud servers and data centers.
IBM plans to invest $3 billion in space five years in chip research and development, so we're probably going to see amazing things.
On July 1, IBM closed the agreement to sell Globalfoundries microelectronics, which acquires intellectual property, production capacity and employees.
Globalfoundries, is the former company constructionς των AMD, και η μεγαλύτερη ιδιωτική εταιρεία κατασκευής ημιαγωγών.