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Cake day: July 20th, 2023


  • EUV was really hard to crack, but now that they have it working, refinements seem to be going well.

    Also, the size of features hasn’t actually shrunk all that much from 32nm. What has really improved is the geometry of the transistors and wiring. This allows them to pack many more transistors in the area even if the lithography resolution hasn’t actually increased 16 fold. The 2nm name is just describing the relative increase in transistor density compared to the old layouts and densities.

    ASML, TSMC and Intel are doing great work though. My comment is not meant to diminish what they’ve accomplished.