Ibm has presented a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with nanosheet technology of 2 nanometers. The semiconductors play a fundamental role in everything, from computer science, appliances, communication devices, transport systems and critical infrastructure.
Demand for higher chip performance and energy efficiency continues to grow, especially in the hybrid cloud era, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. The new 2 nm chip technology from Ibmaiuta to advance the state of the art in the semiconductor sector, to make room for growing demand.
The new technology should allow 45% of higher performance, or 75% less energy consumption, than today’s most advanced 7 nm chips.
The potential benefits of these advanced 2 nm chips include quadrupled battery life of smartphones, which would require users to charge their devices every four days.
Reduction of carbon footprint of data centers, which represent one percent of the total energy consumption. Changing all servers to 2 nm-based processors could potentially significantly reduce this impact.
To dramatically accelerate the functions of a laptop, ranging from faster processing in applications to faster Internet access, without forgetting improved autonomy.
Finally, in the perspective, contribute to faster reaction times in autonomous vehicles.
Leading Ibm in semiconductor innovation
This latest breakthrough is based on decades of commitment by Ibmnell to semiconductor innovation.
The company’s semiconductor development efforts are based in its research laboratory at the Albany Nanotech Complex where researchers from the American company work closely with public and private partners to push the boundaries of logical scaling and semiconductor capabilities.
This collaborative approach to innovation makes Ibm Research Albany a world-wide key ecosystem for semiconductor research and creates a strong pipeline of innovation, helping to address production demands and accelerate the growth of the global chip industry.
The company’s legacy in semiconductor innovations also includes the first implementation of 7 nm and 5 nm process technologies, single cell DRAMs, dennard scaling laws, chemically amplified photoreists, copper interconnection wiring, Silicon technology The first commercialized offer of IBM, including the progress of IBM Research at 7 nm, will be launched by the end of the year in IBM Power Systems based on IBMPOWER10.
50 billion transistors on a chip of the size of a nail
Increasing the number of transistors per chip can make them smaller, faster, more reliable and efficient. The 2 nm design demonstrates advanced semiconductor scaling using IBM nanosheet technology. Its architecture is first and foremost an area. Developed less than four years after IBM announced its important 5 nm design, the latter turning will allow the 2 nm chip to mount up to 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a nail.
More transistors on a chip also means that processor designers have more options to infuse basic innovations to improve capabilities for cutting-edge workloads such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing, as well as new security and critical pathways IBM is already implementing other ground-breaking improvements in the latest generations of IBM hardware, such as IBM POWER10 and IBM z15.