Breaking News
News & Analysis

IBM Pledges Nanotube Transistor by 2020 or Bust

After two decades of research, new innovations seem to be on the right track
7/2/2014 09:32 AM EDT
7 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Threaded | Newest First | Oldest First
LarryM99
User Rank
Author
IBM 5-year plans
LarryM99   7/2/2014 3:34:21 PM
NO RATINGS
IBM also made an ambitious 5-year business plan in 2010 that their employees at this point refer to as "Roadkill 2015". I certainly applaud them for thinking beyond the next quarter's reports, but it seems like there has to be allowance to make midcourse corrections. There are significant technical challenges listed here, and I would bet that there are others of which they are not yet aware. Is this arrogance or confidence in technical prowess? Is there a difference?

Larry M.

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Author
Re: IBM 5-year plans
R_Colin_Johnson   7/2/2014 4:48:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Larry, I think what they are saying is that if they can't get it done by 2020 it will be too late and they'll move on to greener pastures.

sprite0022
User Rank
Author
Re: IBM 5-year plans
sprite0022   7/2/2014 9:29:05 PM
For a high-tech semi company to survive it really need an professional to be the leader, otherwise it's too hard to tell all this' promising' techs which is shit which one is pie.

good luck ibm , but i don't believe it's current female saleman ceo will be able to save it.

matsciguy
User Rank
Author
Re: IBM 5-year plans
matsciguy   7/3/2014 12:47:05 PM
NO RATINGS
@sprite0022, what's the relevance of Rometty being a woman to your statement?

jimfordbroadcom
User Rank
Author
Re: IBM 5-year plans
jimfordbroadcom   7/3/2014 7:47:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, that's just Sprite0022 being his/her usual pissy self.

ChrisGar
User Rank
Author
2020
ChrisGar   12/3/2015 9:31:18 AM
NO RATINGS
IBM only does research -- no production -- so what does having a CN transistor by 2020 mean ?   (in a lab ... or in production made by some other company ?)

 

 

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Author
Re: 2020
R_Colin_Johnson   12/3/2015 9:45:26 AM
NO RATINGS
IBM just sold their production fabs. They now operate like any other fabless chip maker, by using foundries for production. Plus they still have very sophisticated prototyping fabs to get their next-gen designs perfected before they send them to the foundry.

Most Recent Comments
resistion
 
David Ashton
 
David Ashton
 
MattCrowley
 
MattCrowley
 
elizabethsimon
 
resistion
 
Kevin Neilson
 
David Ashton

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed