IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…

GlobalFoundries Completes Acquisition of IBM Chip Unit

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said the acquisition of the company’s global commercial semiconductor technology business by GlobalFoundries has been completed. With the closing of this transaction, GlobalFoundries becomes IBM’s exclusive semiconductor processor technology provider for the next 10 years, ensuring a long-term supply of semiconductors for IBM systems. IBM Research will continue its deep focus on…

IBM Deepens Partnership With Chip Designers

IBM Corp. has announced that it will offer a new cloud service for companies looking to design chips for electronic products such as mobile phones, wearable devices and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Dubbed the IBM High Performance Services for Electronic Design Automation, IBM executives said the company has partnered with SiCAD, Inc., a silicon…

Electronics Buyers’ Environmental Role Expands

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is reporting that a growing group of purchasers, including procurement managers in the electronics industry, are increasing their involvement in efforts to collect and share data on environmental risk among their suppliers. Not only has the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) recently teamed with CDP to increase the number of…

Partnerships Aim to Drive IoT Designs

The growing connectivity in a variety of applications ranging from smart personal devices to automotive infotainment and navigation, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), offers big potential opportunities for component vendors across a number of devices including microcontrollers, microprocessors, and sensors. IHS Technology expects the global market for connected, or Internet-enabled devices, to surpass 6…

IBM Launches First Servers with POWER8 Processor

Armonk, N.Y. – IBM (IBM: NYSE) has unveiled its Power Systems servers, built on an open server platform and POWER8 microprocessor, that allow data centers to manage extremely high data requirements, analyzing data 50 times faster than the latest x86-based systems. Described as a move that contrasts other chip and server manufacturers’ proprietary business models,…