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News Toshiba claims 16nm breakthrough

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    stropy germans wot?
     
  3. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    slurpy gerbils rot?
     
  4. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    surplus giblets not?
     
  5. Isitari

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    That is quite AMAZING! 16nm from 32nm that's a 50% reduction in one go!

    From a Physicists perspective this is quite astounding.
     
  6. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    "Although the technology is confined to the lab at present"

    When will we see the chips?

    Place your bets

    1 year - 100/1
    2 years - 10/1
    3 years - evens
     
  7. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Isitari: the reason the breakthrough is significant is not for a jump from 32nm to 16nm (the manufacturers still are planning to scale down to 22nm first), but because it was previously thought to be impossible to construct a 16nm chip using standard bulk CMOS processes that are in use across the board today, due to quantum effects. Now there is another manufacturing process breather before materials other than substrates etched on silicon are needed.
     
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    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    i'd place my bets on 7 years, my odds of winning: 100/100000

    Chance of payout: 0/0.
     
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    That's nothing like the chips ive seen which were OVER 9000nm !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    It's Stroggnium Germacide, used in Quake 4 for crafting new Stroggos fighters, duh
     
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    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    IMO graphene is currently the most interesting material, as it will allow CPU designers to ramp up the GHz. Until the software devs can (if) create programs that will utilise the upcoming many core designs, more hertz, as any gamer will attest, is the way to go. Just imagine for a second, a multi-core CPU running at 10s or 100s of GHz............
     
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    Toshiba makes chips.. news to me.
     
  13. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    the cell chip in the PS3 was partly developed by toshiba. not sure what else they're into though.
     
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    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Hey, Hitachi makes HDDs, and Fujitsu still lives of NAS and SAS drives.
     
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    Strontium Germanide? Sounds like something the Red Skull would be working on to kill Nick Fury with.
     
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    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I never bothered to play Q4.. as it felt very much like Doom 3, but thanks for the re-adjustment ;o)

    Toshiba is one of the world leaders in semi-conductors.
     
  17. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    CMOS are also found in a wide range of products including cameras and camcorders.
     
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    Toshiba is obsolete. They are making only 16nm when there is already 32nm. Two times the nm! And I want MOAR!!11
     
  19. mirciu

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    not to burst your bubble, but 16nm is better, AS IS smaller, which means on the same die you have more transistors hence MOAR power....euh..read the fricking article
     
  20. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    Ok, come in, grab a seat, and get comfortable, you are with friends and we will teach you.

    Lesson 1. Chip sizes.

    less > more
     
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