IBM shows off 20nm low power wafer

Common Platform 2011: Common test chips ahoy

Common Platform logoIBM SHOWED OFF a 20nm test wafer at the Common Platform conference last week. It is a Common Platform test chip, but exactly which one is not clear.

IBM 20nm test wafer

The wafer itself

IBM 20nm test wafer

Time for your closeup shot

The chip is built on the LP or low power variant of the upcoming IBM 20nm process. Other than being gate last, not much has been revealed. Given the process it is on, it is probably one of the very latest common test chips, something the Common Platform guys were quite proud of. If you would like a bit more on the IBM process roadmap, read this, otherwise, enjoy the pictures.S|A

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