IBM Scores Breakthrough In Chip Components
BBC reported today that IBM (USA) has “overcome technical hurdles threatening to delay the manufacture of silicon chips with the smallest components so far.” The article states that IBM has developed a process to produce components 7nm in size (about the size of a red blood cell) and can successfully stack them in a chip so they do not interfere with each other. According to IBM, reported BBC, “an entire chip made using 7nm components would about 20 billion transistors.”
Miniaturization at this level opens the door for more processing power in much smaller spaces. With the IOT (Internet of Things) gaining steam, technology of this type will mean more intelligent appliances, automobiles, houses….the field is wide open.
Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33460913