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Toshiba Joins IBM for 32nm Research

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    Toshiba has joined a group led by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) to jointly develop 32nm chips, following the trend of manufacturers banding together to keep escalating research costs down. The alliance also comprises Advanced Micro Devices, Samsung Electronics, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Germany's Infineon Technologies AG and privately owned U.S.-based Freescale Semiconductor Inc. The seven companies have agreed to work through 2010 to design, develop and produce chips using tiny circuitry. Using smaller circuit sizes helps boost chip makers' productivity by making smaller chips more powerful, but the move to smaller sizes is becoming too difficult and expensive for a single manufacturer to undergo alone.

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    IBM should buy a stake of AMD now. It'll benefit both the companies.
     
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    just read this on BBC. seems interesting and i can only see good things coming out of this. i think Intel missed the boat on this one.
     
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    What do you mean that Intel missed the boat? Intel already has 32nm SRAM chips and is starting to impliment it into their CPU design for release by 2009. Of course all these companies will realize that for CPUs they will have to do something else other than SOI
    as that hit its limits a long time ago and if at 45nm causes bad leakage then at 32nm will cause horrific leakage.
     
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    isn't big blue teaming up with amd to work on cpus?
     
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    Who knows, it just might. IBM makes CPUs too, the PPC. The IBM Broadway CPU powers the Wii, a Tri-core custom CPU powers the Xbox360.
     

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