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IBM Unveils World’s First 2-Nanometre Chip

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

The International Business Machines Corporation, or more widely known as IBM, recently announced that it has created the world’s first two-nanometre chip.

The company revealed on 6 May 2021 that its new chip technology is the answer to the growing demand for increased performance and energy efficiency in semiconductors. The chip is the product of IBM’s collaboration with numerous companies from the private and public sector. Due to this, it is also expected to help address manufacturing demands and accelerate the global chip industry’s growth.

The 2nm chip can fit up to 50 billion transistors – 20 billion more than IBM’s 5nm chip. The increased transistor capacity provides a faster, more reliable and more efficient performance than its predecessor. It also gives processor designers more options to “infuse core