IBM, Intel, and Super Friends to Invest $4.4 Billion Developing Next Generation Chip Technology

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vgrig

"will concentrate on transforming existing 300mm technology into the new 450mm technology. A major benefit of this transition is that the new technology will produce twice as many chips and ultimately lower costs."

 

Huh? I think you need to replace "mm" with "nm" and flip "300" and "450"

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Paul_Lilly

They're talking about making bigger wafers, those round chunks of silicon that are sliced into chip cores (it's a bit more involved than that). Nobody is yet making 450mm wafers, in part because they're difficult to produce, and also because of the significant initial investment involved.

What you're thinking of is the semiconductor manufacturing process, which is currently measured in nanometers and shrinking in size.

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Conal_keaney

Dude the future lies in mm. Lol! 

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