IBM today announced that it is the first company in the world to develop the first chip with nanoplate technology at a 2-nanometer (2nm) manufacturing process.
“Demand for higher performance and energy efficient chips continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI and the Internet of Things. IBM’s new 2nm technology helps advance the state of the art of computing. semiconductor industry, addressing this growing demand.
It is expected to offer 45% more performance, or 75% less power use, over today’s more advanced 7nm chips .”
The potential benefits of these advanced 2nm chips could include:
- Quadruple the life of mobile phone batteries, leaving users to charge their devices every four days.
- Reduce the carbon footprint of data centers, which account for one percent of global energy consumption. Switching all of your servers to 2nm processors could significantly lower that number.
- Dramatically speed up laptop functions, from faster application processing to easier language translation assistance to faster Internet access.
- Contribute to faster object detection and reaction time in autonomous vehicles, such as autonomous cars.
It’s unclear when 2nm processors will make their way into consumer devices, but 2nm processors are probably at least a few years away from coming to laptops and phones, it’s at least good to know that more powerful and efficient CPUs are in the pipeline.