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IBM Working on 32nm Processors

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    IBM has revealed that it is working on a new 32nm processor manufacturing technique which could make the production of chips more accessible to smaller companies, as well as yielding performance gains. The process works in a similar way to the high-k/metal gate technique that is currently used by both IBM and Intel for their 45nm chips, which replaces some of the silicon in transistors with more efficient materials to pack more components into a single chip. IBM’s new technique uses a modified version of this process known as high-k/gate-first to develop its 32nm chips, which works by focusing on the most advanced components first. Big Blue has already demonstrated a working example of the 32nm technology with prototype static RAM chips, and mass production is expected to begin during the second half of 2009.

    Source: MacNN
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    IBM should offer a motherboard and CPU combo deal for the home user, i bet they would make a nice profit on that and since they are already mass producing cpus for consoles it would be pretty easy to source components.
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    They used to make x86 CPU's, they sucked. (VIA C3 and the first Geodes are based on them)
    They also made CPU's for Apple, those did better, however that market is lost, without a lot of software support they don't have anything, no matter how fast their CPU is.
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    If this turns out to be a good success I don't see why they wouldn't enter in to the Home PC market again. That should fill in the gap were AMD has left off, reducing prices for everyone!
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    they did home PC stuff but if anyone remembers the G5 powerpc CPU it ran HOT! to hot even to be put in a laptop...of course i assume that they will have a lot of that fixed by now and they should start putting out home PC chips again it would be nice to see a new face on the market

    i thought the geode was just a rebadged AXP?
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    its funny how many different companies are ahead of intel & amd (like this and via for energy efficency, and the cell cpu) yet they cant get anything out of it because theres no support.
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    Its because people don't read Arch/specs of a cpu/hardware. Its how you market and attack people's brain
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    VIA C3 CPUs came from VIA buying Cyrix, IBM wasn't related.

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