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    IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    Leveraged SiGe alloy, channel transistors and EUV lithography tech to achieve goal.
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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    So Moores law continues to hold, but surely this is near the limit for 'conventional' chip technology?
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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    LOL 7nm test chips using new technologies beat announcement of actual 10nm test chips.

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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    That first picture make me chuckle, it looks pretty sizeable
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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    This coupled with AMD's annoucement yesterday that they're dumping 20nm to skip to a FinFET process is pretty interesting.
    Is it possible perhaps that AMD are going to jump past Intel on the process front? Something they've been behind in since the early days of the Core-Number-Numeral series?

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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    Quote Originally Posted by zaph0d View Post
    This coupled with AMD's annoucement yesterday that they're dumping 20nm to skip to a FinFET process is pretty interesting.
    Is it possible perhaps that AMD are going to jump past Intel on the process front? Something they've been behind in since the early days of the Core-Number-Numeral series?
    Not to this.

    It does however now seem that everyone that isn't Intel is working together, so the gap seems to be narrowing again.

    There have been comments that 10nm may be another golden process like 28nm was that people stay on for ages. This might push that forward a bit.

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    Re: IBM announces first functional transistor equipped 7nm chip

    Yeah, they've pushed it forward a lot though, but 7nm is getting towards the limit. 5nm will probably happen around 2020-2022, but beyond that, who knows.

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