• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

IBM to Produce Micron's HMC in Debut of First Commercial, 3D Chip-Making Capability

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,666 (3.96/day)
Likes
8,249
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#1
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Micron Technology, Inc. announced today that Micron will begin production of a new memory device built using the first commercial CMOS manufacturing technology to employ through-silicon vias (TSVs). IBM's advanced TSV chip-making process enables Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) to achieve speeds 15 times faster than today's technology.

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube features a stack of individual chips connected by vertical pipelines or “vias,” shown above. IBM’s new 3-D manufacturing technology, used to connect the 3D micro structure, will be the foundation for commercial production of the new memory cube.

IBM will present the details of its TSV manufacturing breakthrough at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting on December 5 in Washington, DC.



HMC parts will be manufactured at IBM's advanced semiconductor fab in East Fishkill, N.Y., using the company's 32nm, high-K metal gate process technology.

HMC technology uses advanced TSVs — vertical conduits that electrically connect a stack of individual chips — to combine high-performance logic with Micron's state-of-the-art DRAM. HMC delivers bandwidth and efficiencies a leap beyond current device capabilities. HMC prototypes, for example, clock in with bandwidth of 128 gigabytes per second (GB/s). By comparison, current state-of-the-art devices deliver 12.8 GB/s. HMC also requires 70 percent less energy to transfer data while offering a small form factor — just 10 percent of the footprint of conventional memory.

HMC will enable a new generation of performance in applications ranging from large-scale networking and high-performance computing, to industrial automation and, eventually, consumer products.

"This is a milestone in the industry move to 3D semiconductor manufacturing," said Subu Iyer, IBM Fellow. "The manufacturing process we are rolling out will have applications beyond memory, enabling other industry segments as well. In the next few years, 3D chip technology will make its way into consumer products, and we can expect to see drastic improvements in battery life and functionality of devices."

"HMC is a game changer, finally giving architects a flexible memory solution that scales bandwidth while addressing power efficiency," said Robert Feurle, Vice President of DRAM Marketing for Micron. "Through collaboration with IBM, Micron will provide the industry's most capable memory offering."

Additional information, technical specifications, tools and support for adopting HMC technology can be found at micron.com.
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,666 (3.96/day)
Likes
8,249
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#2
Wow, first Intel's Tri-gate 3D tech and now this! :rockout:
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,373 (3.98/day)
Likes
4,785
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#3
Joined
Oct 25, 2008
Messages
66 (0.02/day)
Likes
2
Location
indonesia
System Name ireng
Processor core i5 3570K
Motherboard MSI z77 Mpower
Cooling corsair h60
Memory corsair vengeance 8gb
Video Card(s) msi GTX650 ti boost
Storage 6tb seagate
Display(s) LG 2284F 1680x1050
Case corsair Graphite 600T
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply coolermaster 600W
Software windows 7 64
#4
i will say
"what if" AMD merge with IBM and use that technology to bulid new micro procesor to compete with intel?? maybe... it will be nice competision......:toast:
but that was just "dream":ohwell::shadedshu
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,666 (3.96/day)
Likes
8,249
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#5
i will say
"what if" AMD merge with IBM and use that technology to bulid new micro procesor to compete with intel?? maybe... it will be nice competision......:toast:
but that was just "dream":ohwell::shadedshu
Yes, that would be a fantastic dream. However, what kills it is that exclusive licence agreement Intel signed with AMD 30 years ago, which prevents them partnering with anyone else to produce better x86 processors. :banghead:
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2007
Messages
746 (0.20/day)
Likes
88
#6
Finally high-density, low-power memory is becoming a reality. I'd love to see this coincide with a Haswell release. :)
 
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
932 (0.28/day)
Likes
227
Location
Portland, OR
Processor AMD FX-8350
Motherboard Asus M5A99X Evo
Cooling Noctua
Memory 16GB G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866
Video Card(s) EVGA 980ti FTW
Storage (OS)Samsung 950 Pro (512GB), (Data) WD Reds
Display(s) 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GAME ONE
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Mionix Castor
Keyboard Deck Hassium Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
#7
Yes, that would be a fantastic dream. However, what kills it is that exclusive licence agreement Intel signed with AMD 30 years ago, which prevents them partnering with anyone else to produce better x86 processors. :banghead:
yep, the stifling bitches. I hate Intel with a passion

kudos to IBM & Micron though- this is awesome news
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
45 (0.01/day)
Likes
24
Location
Straya Mate
System Name Zorg
Processor AMD FX 8320 @ 4.2
Motherboard Asrock 990FX Killer
Cooling Noctua NH-C12P SE14
Memory Kingston 16GB 1866mhz 2x8
Video Card(s) GTX 1060 6GB
Storage hdd 2TB x2 / ssd 120GB
Display(s) LG 24" LCD 1920x1080
Case NANOXIA DS1
Power Supply Seasonic M12ll 850w
Mouse G500s
Software Win 10 pro
#8
Yes, that would be a fantastic dream. However, what kills it is that exclusive licence agreement Intel signed with AMD 30 years ago, which prevents them partnering with anyone else to produce better x86 processors.
So what was the go when they teamed up with Motorola to produce the Athlon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon Which at the time it came out kicked intels arse

Whats stopping them from doing the same thing agian ?
 
Joined
May 4, 2009
Messages
1,940 (0.61/day)
Likes
409
Location
Singapore
System Name penguin
Processor i3-4160
Motherboard Asus H81 Mini-ITX
Cooling Stock
Memory 2x4GB Kingston 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Saphire Radeon 7850 2GB
Storage Plextor M5S 120GB+1TB Seagate
Display(s) 23' Dell
Case CM Elite 130
Audio Device(s) stock
Power Supply Corsair CX430m
Software W7/Lubuntu
#9
Um how did they solve the heat issues that plagued previous 3d designs?
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,666 (3.96/day)
Likes
8,249
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#11
Didn't IBM develop an internal micro-channel liquid cooling tech? Let me google...

LINK
Yeah, that's clever tech, I remember reading about this before. Pushing liquid through tiny pipes takes a lot of effort, however, as it becomes highly viscous, like treacle. The article doesn't explain how they get around this.
 
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
1,897 (0.56/day)
Likes
676
System Name Star Citizen Enabler
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65
Cooling Triple 120 rad WC with EK-Supreme LTX CSQ waterblock
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz C9
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming 6G GTX 980Ti
Storage Corsair Force 3 120GB, Kingstone V300 240GB, Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb, Samsung Spinpoint F1 1tb
Display(s) Oculus Rift DK2 + 24" 1920x1200 HP LP2475w(H-IPS panel)
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar D2X (pci-e) with optical into logitech z-5500 speakers
Power Supply Corsair HX850i
Software Windows 7 Professional 64-bit [full retail]
#12
i will say
"what if" AMD merge with IBM and use that technology to bulid new micro procesor to compete with intel?? maybe... it will be nice competision......:toast:
but that was just "dream":ohwell::shadedshu
That will never happen. IBM's left the consumer space and focuses the remaining hardware divisions on business customers, where the power series chips do very nicely. The only 2 areas AMD has an advantage are consumer CPUs and graphics, which again is on the consumer end of things (even workstation cards are not big enough business for IBM).

Still this tech looks pretty good, and when it filters down to consumer products could lead to some very high density SSDs and RAM modules.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,206 (9.52/day)
Likes
13,693
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#13
this tech could still be used for CPU cache by AMD and intel, if they licenced it. so its good news all around.


video cards could massively benefit too, with 10x boosts to VRAM bandwidth.


shit, even SSD's...
 

qubit

Overclocked quantum bit
Joined
Dec 6, 2007
Messages
14,666 (3.96/day)
Likes
8,249
Location
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#14
this tech could still be used for CPU cache by AMD and intel, if they licenced it. so its good news all around.


video cards could massively benefit too, with 10x boosts to VRAM bandwidth.


shit, even SSD's...
Indeed, we can never have enough bandwidth.
 
Joined
Mar 23, 2005
Messages
2,998 (0.64/day)
Likes
611
Location
Ancient Greece, Acropolis (Time Lord)
System Name My Red Dragon Gaming PC
Processor AMD FX-8350 @ 4.40GHz w/8-Cores - Bus 277 / 1.35v
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula ROG - Bios v1801
Cooling Corsair H100 Water Cooling (120mm x4 Push/Pull)
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2210 (8GBx2)
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE (ATI) DUAL-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ LE
Storage Corsair Force 3 SSD 180GB + WD 32MB buffer 1TB HD
Display(s) Asus 24" (VG245H) FHD 75Hz 1ms FreeSyn - Gaming Monitor
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932 - My Custom Red Dragn MOD!
Audio Device(s) SteelSound 5Hv2 8CH HD + EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0 -SupremeFX X-Fi 2
Power Supply Corsair 750W Gamers Power Supply
Mouse Razer DeathAdder PC Gaming Mouse - Ergonomic Left Hand Edition
Keyboard Logitech G15 Classic Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 x64 Ultimate
Benchmark Scores I have the worlds Fastest PC ever Built - 1980
#15
What AMD needs to do is get back to joint ventures with IBM and design CPU's together.