IBM Research creates 2nm test chip, eyes performance, power boost

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According to IBM, the 2nm processors will be able to accelerate applications in artificial intelligence, edge computing, autonomous system as well as other areas.

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.