IBM Going with Samsung after dumping GlobalFoundries

By: Adrian (a.delete@this.acm.org), December 21, 2018 11:55 pm
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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


While you are right, there is also nothing surprising in this announcement, because there is no other choice for IBM.


Obviously they could not choose their main competitor Intel, and between TSMC & Samsung, Samsung has been their partner for semiconductor process development for many years.


Already more than 12 years ago, I was designing integrated circuits for CMOS processes co-designed by IBM & Samsung.












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            Definitely a mistakeDavid Kanter2018/12/21 09:09 AM
              Definitely a mistakeMichael S2018/12/22 08:45 AM
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                Definitely a mistakeRobert Williams2018/12/22 11:40 AM
                Definitely a mistakesomeone2018/12/22 01:46 PM
                L1 caches are SRAMDavid Kanter2018/12/22 02:27 PM
                Definitely a mistakeanon2018/12/22 02:30 PM
                Definitely a mistakecarop2018/12/22 08:09 PM
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          Samsung fabbed Alpha 21164A chips in 1996/7Kevin G2018/12/25 03:03 PM
      IBM Going with Samsung after dumping GlobalFoundriesAdrian2018/12/21 11:55 PM
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