IBM created a microchip of just 2 nanometers, the smallest yet

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בתאריך 24 אוקטובר, 2021

IBM created a microchip of just 2 nanometers, the smallest yet. This will benefit the technology industry.

IBM created a microchip of just 2 nanometers, the smallest yet


The technology company IBM announced that it managed to create a tiny microchip of only 2 nanometers ( nm ) in its research laboratory in Albany, United States. This represents a breakthrough in the processor industry as it is the smallest chip yet and is expected to bring broad benefits to the technology sector.
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IBM claims that its new microchip can improve performance by 45% over the current 7nm, considered high-end. In addition, it uses 75% less energy to match current performance, the company said in a statement posted on its blog website .

This means, according to the company, that this technology could quadruple the battery life of mobile phones , allowing them to be charged only once every four days. It would also mean an increase in computer performance and big benefits for data centers in the next decade


In the microchip industry, progress is measured in nanometers: the smaller the number, the lower the power consumption, and the better performance.

"This can be seen as a breakthrough," said Peter Rudden, research director at market analysis firm IDC. "We have seen semiconductor manufacturers go from 14 nm to 10 nm and 7 nm, 7 nm being a real challenge for some," explained the expert to the British media BBC .

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