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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 11:25

Intel, IBM and Globalfoundries build R&D hub

Written by Nick Farell
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Looking for things to come
Rival chipmakers Intel, IBM, and Globalfoundries are working together to invest in a $4.4 billion R&D hub in New York. The five-year investment will target New York State, which is already a major centre of chip research and development activity tied to Biggish Blue and Globalfoundries.

The first project will focus on making the next two generations of computer chips. This will be mostly controlled by IBM.

The second project is a joint effort by Intel, IBM, TSMC, Globalfoundries and Samsung, will focus on moving existing 300mm wafer manufacturing technology to more advanced 450mm tech. 450mm wafers yield roughly twice the number of chips as today's 300mm wafers, which lowers the cost of making future chips.


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-3 #1 dicobalt 2011-09-28 13:42
Hopefully Globalfoundries /AMD learns how to make Bulldozer/Trinity mobile chips at 15W instead of 35W so they can compete with the mainstreamed 15W mobile Ivy Bridge.
 
 
+1 #2 saneblane 2011-09-28 15:20
So going lower than 22nm is that hard huh,making the wafer size bigger to get more chips out of them only proves that they are having trouble going smaller.
 
 
0 #3 The_Countess 2011-09-28 16:05
Quoting saneblane:
making the wafer size bigger to get more chips out of them only proves that they are having trouble going smaller.


not really, twice the chips with the same number of actions/time spent in the machine is very compelling cost wise on its own, with or without problems going smaller.
 
 
0 #4 The_Countess 2011-09-28 16:12
Quoting dicobalt:
Hopefully Globalfoundries /AMD learns how to make Bulldozer/Trinity mobile chips at 15W instead of 35W so they can compete with the mainstreamed 15W mobile Ivy Bridge.


actually they'll have 28nm quad-core brazo derivatives for that, at a much lower price point.
a low-clocked dual core ivy-bridge should be a interesting comparison performance wise.
 
 
0 #5 larkforsure 2011-09-28 20:46
[ SOS ] Complaint with IBM China CSR on Centennial

[ Review ] How Much IBM Can Get Away with is the Responsibility of the Media
http://wp.me/p1hDC3-aL

IBM Advised to Treat its People with Humanism in China
http://wp.me/p1hDC3-aW

Tragedy of Labor Rights Repression in IBM China
http://wp.me/p1hDC3-92

Scandal stricken IBM detained mother of ex-employee on the day of centennial
http://wp.me/p1hDC3-8I
 
 
+1 #6 nt300 2011-09-29 12:41
Manu... Process....
10 µm — 1971
3 µm — 1975
1.5 µm — 1982
1 µm — 1985
800 nm (.80 µm) — 1989
600 nm (.60 µm) — 1994
350 nm (.35 µm) — 1995
250 nm (.25 µm) — 1998
180 nm (.18 µm) — 1999
130 nm (.13 µm) — 2000
90 nm — 2002
65 nm — 2006
45 nm — 2008
40 nm — 2009
32 nm — 2010
22 nm — 2011
16 nm — approx. 2013
11 nm — approx. 2015
9 nm — approx. 2017
6 nm — approx. 2019
2 nm — approx. 2021

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This is going to be hard to do after 11nm...
 

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