IBM 7 NanoMeter ChipIBM has announced a working 7 nanometer node test chip with functioning transistors, an industry first from an area where the doubling of power was common for a fair few years.

The chip was created in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and is the size of a finger-nail. It’s potential uses include powering smartphones to spacecraft using more than 20 billion tiny switches.

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