The newest breakthrough in cell phone powering technology has been announced! IBM has developed a 5nm chip that could one day offer incredible improvements to today’s 10nm chips. IBM developed and announced this new chip alongside
IBM developed and announced this new chip alongside its Research Alliance partners, GlobalFoundries and Samsung IBM developed the chip using nanochip technology, IBM believes that by using stacked nanosheet transistors they will be able to provide a further increase the performance of mobile devices, computers, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality by up to 40 percent than the current 10nm chips.
In order to create the nanosheet transistors, they utlizie Extreme ultraviolet lithography, which is an advanced technology used to make microprocessors more powerful than today. By using this technology the nanosheets of the chips can be adjusted constantly allowing more transistors to be included into the ships. IBM even used this technology two years ago in their previous breakthrough to create a 7nm chip containing 20 billion transistors. With the use of the extreme ultraviolet lithography technology to adjust the power of the specific circuits as well as their performance, the devices powered by these chips are able to perform at top efficiency.
IBM even used this technology two years ago in their previous breakthrough to create a 7nm chip containing 20 billion transistors. With the use of the extreme ultraviolet lithography technology to adjust the power of the specific circuits as well as their performance, the devices powered by these chips are able to perform at top efficiency.
According to IBM, the new nanosheet 5nm technology will have improved power and performance capabilities than FinFET chips (fin field-effect transistor) the current chip used in most devices. The research for the 5nm research was conducted at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s NanoTech Complex in Albany New York. IBM hopes that with further development of the nanosheet transistor technology developers will be able to include possibly 30-billion transistor chips to top the 7nm nodes with 20 billion transistors created two years ago, as mentioned prior. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 are some of the newer devices hold 10nm Spapdragon 835 chips, which allows the phone to become more powerful, and energy efficient.
The existence of these chips is possible because of “Moore’s Law” which is the study that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit (such as the 5nm chips) doubles about every two years, because of this law cell phones and other devices are able to continuously become smaller and thinner while still retaining powerful chips. The 5nm chips is a great breakthrough in nanochip technology and will be ale to revolutionize the power and efficiency of devices, and according to IBM and their partners the chips will be available in the near future hopefully alongside more powerful devices.
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