IBM, Samsung initiate new 20nm research scheme

Companies extend research partnership to 20nm semiconductor technologies including three-dimensional stacking, low-power methods and new materials.

IBM and Samsung are to collaborate on research into new semiconductor materials and manufacturing processes at the 20nm scale and beyond.

Samsung researchers will for the first time pool basic research with IBM into an assortment of 20nm semiconductor technologies including three-dimensional stacking, low-power methods and new materials, an IBM spokesman told ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet UK on last Thursday.

The deal, announced last Wednesday, extends a partnership which has existed since the two companies worked together on 90nm semiconductor research, Samsung's vice president for US foundry activities, Ana Hunter, told ZDNet UK on Thursday. The scheme will see Samsung and IBM researchers work alongside at the Albany NanoTech Complex.

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