IBM Research said it has created the first test semiconductor with 2 nanometer technology in a move that will result in a smaller energy footprint.
According to IBM, the 2nm processor will improve performance by 45% using the same amount of power or use 75% less energy while maintaining as 7nm-based chips. The test chip can fit 50 billion transistors on a chip the size of a fingernail.
IBM Research developed the 2nm test chip in its Albany, NY lab. IBM’s VP of hybrid cloud Mukesh Khare said IBM produced the 2nm technology milestone on a 300mm silicon wafer built at the Albany facility.