As technology advances, chips are getting smaller and smaller.
Today IBM pushed this bar again; announcing a prototype of 7 nano meters. (FYI, Intel’s upcoming main stream processor Skylake are using 14 nano meter architecture)
Shrink chip size is not like making your old school x486 desktop to a sleek tablet you can put in your bag. Indeed, it takes tons of efforts and years of practice and research in varies fields just to make the new chip a little bit smaller from the previous generation. IBM’s work this time is a result of years of hardwork plus $10 billion franklin spent
“This is a welcome sign for the chip industry,” said Envisioneering analyst Richard Doherty. “You can count on at least two more turns of Moore’s Law benefits.”
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