CMOS-8S marries IBM's copper chip
process with its similarly touted silicon-on-insulator (SOI) chip process, and it is SOI that is allowing IBM to crank clock speeds up from 450 MHz to 560 MHz.
In addition, the company stated it will immediately broaden the use of copper in the marketplace by building copper chips
for other companies through its standard foundry services.
Applied Materials' first generation Endura Cu Barrier/Seed system was instrumental in jump-starting the industry's successful move to copper chips
IBM's investments in copper chip
technology are paying off with the debut of the new RS/6000 SP," said Rod Adkins, general manager, IBM Web Server Division.
22 micron CMOS-7S copper chip
fabrication process rather than the 0.
SOI, which comes just 11 months after IBM's previous microchip breakthrough - the copper chip
- can require as little as one third of the power used by current chips, IBM said.
The Applied Endura CuBS(TM) system is used by every copper chip
maker to deposit the critical sequence of TaN barrier and copper seed layers, where the quality and precision of these films play a key role in determining the speed and performance of the finished chip.
The deal shows the confidence that IBM has in its copper chip
IBM still hasn't said how high the clock speed will be on the Pulsar processor, which uses the company's CMOS-7S copper chip
We are very excited that Toshiba is using our CVD low k dielectric films to manufacture their latest copper chip
designs," said Dr.
IBM Corp hopes to capitalize on the continued momentum in the mainframe MIPS market by offering a new G6 series of high-end 9672 mainframes from May 28, the first Big Blue systems to use its CMOS-7S copper chip