IBM announced the “world’s first” chip with 2-nanometer nanosheet technology. IBM claims it’s new 2 nm chip The technology is said to “achieve 45 percent higher performance or 75 percent lower energy consumption than today’s most modern 7 nm node chips”.
The 2nm design demonstrates the advanced scaling of semiconductors using IBM nanosheet technology. The architecture is an industry first, claims IBM. Developed less than four years after IBM announced the 5nm design, this latest breakthrough enables the 2nm chip to fit up to 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail, according to the company.
According to the company, these are the potential benefits of 2 nm chips could include:
– Doubling the battery life of cell phones so that users only need to charge their devices every four days.
– Reducing the carbon footprint of data centers, which make up one percent of global energy consumption. Changing all servers to 2 nm processors could potentially reduce this number significantly.
– Acceleration of the functions of a laptop, from faster processing in applications to easier support for language translation and faster Internet access.
– Contribution to faster object recognition and response time in autonomous vehicles such as self-driving cars.
The company’s semiconductor development efforts are based on its research laboratory in the Albany Nanotech Complex in Albany, NY. The company claims it is also implementing other core-level enhancements in the latest generations of IBM hardware, such as: B. IBM POWER10 and IBM z15.