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Monday, May 10, 2021

IBM Invents Chips That Can Make Phone Batteries Last For 4 Days


 IBM says it has made a significant breakthrough in computer processors by creating a 2nm chip in its test lab.

The process used to make computer chips is measured in nanometres (nm) - with a lower number usually signifying a leap forward.

IBM claims its test chip can improve performance by 45% over current 7nm commercially available products.

It is also more energy efficient - using 75% less energy to match current performance, IBM said.

It claims the tech could "quadruple" mobile phone battery life, and phones might only need to be charged every four days.

The computer chip industry used to use nanometres - one billionth of a metre - to measure the physical size of transistors. Today, a lower "nm" number is widely seen as a marketing term to describe new generations of the technology, leading to better performance and lower power.

IBM said the test chip for its 2nm

process was built at its Albany research lab in the United States.

The news comes amid an international shortage of computer chips and a bid to shake up chip manufacturing to rely less on major foundries in China and Taiwan.

Car manufacturers have been forced to suspend production due to the lack of computer parts; smartphone makers have warned product releases could be affected; and high-end computer components such as graphics cards are difficult to find and selling for high prices.

GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Oluwatobi Joel Adegoke

This is good news

Endy Edeson

Oluwatobi Joel Adegoke yes, tech companies are constantly innovating
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Dumo Fiala

They should invent something that can make you connect to NEPA Iggy but without wire. We are tired of NEPA and bills
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Belmon Kefas Fotta

This is really a good news
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