IBM Reveals World’s Tiniest and Most Powerful Chip
In the technology industry the race for making things smaller in size and bigger in power is never ending. For instance, companies like Intel boast of manufacturing some of the smallest of chips in the markets.
However, they are not alone in the race and someone rather unexpected (under current circumstances) is taking the lead.
IBM has announced that they are currently making the world’s densest chip that is only 7 nanometers in size! This compares to Intel’s 10 nanometer chip that they are launching for commercial use.
While IBM’s chip is not yet ready for being sold commercially, it currently is in working condition. The research phase, as you may call it, is still in process but the manufacturers hope that they will be able to ship it to the markets soon.
Since 2014 IBM has offloaded its semi conductor business to Globalfoundaries who are now manufacturing the technology developed by the former.
Those of you who are not sure how small 7 nanometers is, you can compare it with a strand of DNA which takes up around 2.5 nanometers and a red blood cell that takes up 7500 nanometers in diameter.
We do know that it is Intel that usually gets crowned for being the forerunners in this field but if and when IBM gets to launch the 7 nanometer chip in the market it would definitely be a game changer for both companies – for better or worse.