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News IBM Technology Alliance reveals 28nm chip plans

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I think we are starting to run out of space. whats after 28nm? you can only get so small before technology has to change to another format
     
  3. hodgy100

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    Picometer comes after nanometer :p
     
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    Next step is 3D designs. Current chips are designed as a massive drawing on sheet of silicon. Though they are layered to allow connections to cross without leakage they are stillessentially a drawing on silicon.

    The next major change will be layering the current flat designs one on top of another with vertical interconnects.

    There are a few projects working on it, but not much is being said about the progress toward 3D chip design.
     
  5. dec

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    sooner or later we'll be talking about putting a whole processor on a single silicon atom XD. exactly how small is a picometer anyways?
     
  6. lp1988

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    well for starters, there goes 1000 um on a millimeter and there goes 1000 nanometer on a µm. so we are talking pretty d*** small here
     
  7. Xir

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    :confused: Why is this new? AMD and IBM have been working together for ages* in IBM's east fishkill facility...

    *well...ever since the AMD-Motorola alliance was cancelled
     
  8. MajestiX

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    so is amd skipping 32nm? pretty sure intel will follow through with it which by their calendar won't have 28nm till late 2011
     
  9. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    32 to 28 isn't exactly a huge leap...
     
  10. Toka

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    Ive said it before, Ill say it again

    People underestimate the technical accomplishment of '45nm' or '32nm' etc. The closer we get to 16nm the more in awe I am.

    We will be looking at (pseudo) 3D chips at 22nm and more of Mott's 'Strange Metals' will be used instead of SiO2. 28 is 'simply' a refinement of the 32 materials and synthesis techniques.
     
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    no doubt.. and you'd think the overclocking would be worse at a certain point from leakage
     
  12. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    28nm is a half node to 22nm. You are unlikely to see 28nm used in CPUs, AMD's next die shrink will be 32nm as per their roadmap.
     
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