• 09-JUL-2015


IBM Research Alliance Produces Industry's First 7nm Node Test Chips

Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung and SUNY Polytech to Clear Path for Next Generation Semiconductors - An alliance led by IBM Research today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry's first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors. The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than 20 billion tiny switches -- transistors -- on the fingernail-sized chips that power everything from smartphones to spacecraft.