IBM achieves a first: 2-nanometer processor produced


IBM broke an important milestone in the race for hardware developers to produce low-nanometer processors. Announcing the processor out of the 2nm process, the company squeezed 50 billion transistors into a fingernail-sized chip.

The distance between the transistors in the processors has been reduced to nanometers thanks to the advancing technology. The nanometer is called a billionth of a meter.

The gap between transistors in the latest processors used in electronic products today is at the level of 7 nanometers. For this reason, this new processor developed by IBM states that it will have 45 percent higher performance than the existing processors and will consume 75 percent less energy compared to them.

The company also emphasizes that with the new processors, the energy consumption of mobile phones will decrease to a quarter, and thus the battery life of most phones today can be increased to four days.

With the chip shortage, the value of ‘processors’ was understood more. For this reason, it is very important to develop processors that go through different processes. Technology giants are also doing important studies on the subject. Apple produced the M1 and A14 processors in 5nm late last year. Huawei also benefits from 5nm for its Kirin processor.