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IBM’s Chip Will Quadruple Your Phone’s Battery Life

The days of carrying around a portable charger “just in case” may soon be over, as IBM debuts a new semiconductor it claims will quadruple cell phone battery life, only requiring users to charge their devices every four days.

The new chip is the world’s first chip with two nanometre nanosheet technology. IBM projects this chip will achieve 45 per cent higher performance, and 75 per cent lower energy use.

Aside from its revolutionary use in extending battery life, it will lower the carbon footprint of data centres, which IBM explains account for one per cent of global energy use. It will also improve reaction speed for autonomous vehicles, and “drastically” speed up the performance of laptops.

“The IBM innovation reflected in this new 2 nm chip is essential to the entire semiconductor and IT industry,” said Darío Gil, SVP and Director of IBM Research.

“It is the product of IBM’s approach of taking on hard tech challenges and a demonstration of how breakthroughs can result from sustained investments and a collaborative R&D ecosystem approach.”


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