All of us use mobile phones, don’t we? But have you ever wondered what powers these digital devices?
To know this, we will have to understand what is a microchip.
Microchips are interconnected electronic circuits that are stuck on a flat piece of silicon or germanium. They are the building blocks of the digital world.
Most things that we use today, starting from phones to computers, have microchips in them.
Recently, the American multinational technology company, IBM (International Business Machines), announced that it has created the world’s smallest and the most powerful microchip, a two-nanometre chip.
It is roughly the size of a fingernail and contains about 50 billion transistors.
IBM claims that its 2nm microchip is energy-efficient and could be 45% faster than mainstream 7-nanometer chips.
IBM plans to produce these chips by late 2024 or 2025.