IBM Unveils World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology, Opening a New Frontier for Semiconductors

IBM Unveils World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology, Opening a New Frontier for Semiconductors

New chip milestone to propel major leaps forward in performance and energy efficiency

IBM on May 6th unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure.

Demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things. IBM’s new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing this growing demand. It is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chips.