Samsung fabbed Alpha 21164A chips in 1996/7

By: Mark Roulo (nothanks.delete@this.xxx.com), December 21, 2018 4:24 pm
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Kevin G (kevin.delete@this.cubitdesigns.com) on December 21, 2018 7:57 am wrote:
> David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com) on December 20, 2018 8:28 pm wrote:
> > itsmydamnation (no.delete@this.way.com) on December 20, 2018 2:02 pm wrote:
> > > Anon (Anon.delete@this.anon.com) on December 20, 2018 11:07 am wrote:
> > > > https://newsroom.ibm.com/2018-12-20-IBM-Expands-Strategic-Partnership-with-Samsung-to-Include-7nm-Chip-Manufacturing
> > >
> > > This was the thing i actually wondered about most when GF made the 7nm abandonment announcement.
> > > How much process development capability does IBM have left? Will IBM work with Samsung
> > > to develop things like edram for their 7nm process, can it already do it?
> > >
> > > Its going to be interesting to exactly what the 7nm power chips look like.
> >
> > No kidding. Samsung has practically no experience yielding out large die, or working with crazy performance
> > oriented metal stacks. It will be a lot of work to start yielding out IBM z's that are >600mm2 and >5GHz.
> >
> > David
>
> A bit of a blast from the past but didn't Samsung handle some of the large, high performance, high clock (for
> the time) DEC Alpha chips over a decade ago? Granted I can't think of anything that worked on 250 nm that'd
> translate well to 7 nm manufacturing but as a company they have had experience with such products.

Wiki says that Samsung second sourced the Alpha 21164. Which was introduced in 1995. The Samsung chip came out in 1996/7 and was quite fast for the time.

But this is still 20 years ago. And at 500 nm (0.5 micron).

I don't know how much relevance that would have for today's chips...
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