IBM and Samsung design chips that reduce energy consumption by 85%

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New transistor technology for IBM and Samsung chips could reduce power consumption by improving the performance of smartphones

IBM and Samsung announced the chip creation that promises that the battery of your smartphone it could last up to a week.

According to the companies, this new transistor technology would allow reduce energy consumption improving the smartphone performance.


Unlike common semiconductors, the VTFET (Vertical Transport Nanosheet field Effect Transistor) has a vertical architecture at its core instead of the usual horizontal plane method.

This design of IBM and Samsung it allows “current to flow up and down a stack of vertically arranged transistors, instead of electrical current flowing from side to side as it usually does.”

In this way more transistors can be placed on the surface of the chip, allowing more calculations to be processed per second.

This creates more points of contact and there is a greater flow of energy so there is not as much waste.

What are the benefits of the VTFET?

IBM and Samsung they highlighted that their chip could offer a “2X improvement in performance or an 85% reduction in energy use compared to designs currently offered by FinFET.”

They also promise that with VTFET The battery of smartphones could last up to a week, so users would not have to constantly charge them.

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There would also be improvements to the autonomous vehicle and even spacecraft applications.

“This technology is already beginning to be used in its first 2-nanometer chips, which have 50,000 million transistors in this tiny size”

Until now IBM and Samsung They have not revealed when they could launch their chip to the market and about their development plans in a massive way.

However, this design could be a great advance in different sectors, such as the telephony, computing and even aerospace industry.

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