Sandy S, 24 Jan 2017I think IBM broke the 7nm barrier in 2015.Achieving it in research lab and mass producing it are totally different.
Sandy S, 24 Jan 2017I think IBM broke the 7nm barrier in 2015.Not for commercial mass production though. Strictly research
Good news. That means in 10 months from now we will have midrange phones with 10nm chips.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2017Well, that escalated quickly. Then 5nm is next according to Moore's Law. Then 3nm and lastly 1... more5nm is the lowest possible transistor scale. Its not possible to make any smaller. Processors will have to improve in arm architectures or somewhere else.
k0l9, 24 Jan 2017The today technology expertise is still embarrassing it feels like middle age nothing real imp... morelol what. You want them to do away with SoC's? What should they use instead? Telepathic frequencies?
The today technology expertise is still embarrassing it feels like middle age nothing real impressive chips should be abolished, you must invent something new a different approach
Sandy S, 24 Jan 2017I think IBM broke the 7nm barrier in 2015.All the barrier had been broke since last year. Even 1nm is possible. It just commercialization is impossible. Unless you are Samsung of course.
7nm sounds well, waiting for it.
But I think 1nm will not be an option. Slowly we reach the barriers of the silicon.
Well, that escalated quickly. Then 5nm is next according to Moore's Law. Then 3nm and lastly 1nm. There is a roadmap for this thing. It is said to stop shrinking by 2021.
That's good progress, Samsung!
But I wish they would first focus on increasing the yield of the current 10nm production, so that LG and the others don't have to settle for anything less than Snapdragon 835.
10nm is still new right now and they're already planning the next step. I guess in the next 5 years it won't be nm-sized anymore. It's probably pm-sized.