IBM officially designed the world’s first 2nm chipset

Just when you thought Samsung planning on the world’s first 3nm chipset is wild, and just when you thought the contemporary TSMC would make the a chipset that small, wait ’til you find out about the geniuses behind IBM!

IBM has officially designed the world’s first 2nm chipset! They designed this chipset using a technique called Gate-All-Around (GAA) nanosheet device architecture (shown above) which allow to fit 50 billion tiny transistors on a cramped space the size of a fingernail. This new architecture is built from Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Technology in which the process would produce lines outside of the visible light spectrum, hence the “Ultraviolet” in the name.

Transistors seen through a microscope

According to IBM, this new 2nm process would help save devices’ batteries up to four times versus the current lifespan of batteries with processors using a 7nm chipset. In addition, IBM said that, with this new nanometer process, you only need to charge your phone at least once in four days on average.

This new 2nm process also increases performance for up to 45%, or lower the consumption rate by 75%. Intel may learn something from this instead of going 14nm+++++++++ or more.

Meanwhile, contemporary chipset manufacturer, TSMC, has planned last year that they will make 2nm chipsets, although this is not set for release until 2025

IBM has also been known to invent tech that we still use today, including hard disk drives, the magnetic stripe card, the ATM and even the ancient floppy disk.

Sources: Ars Technica, Gizmochina