IBM Made First Chip with 2 Nanometer Nanosheet Technology

IBM announced the first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. IBM’s new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing this growing demand. It is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chips. Four years after …

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Hydrostor Gigawatt Compressed Air Energy Storage

Hydrostor, a long duration energy storage solution provider, today announced the development of 1,000 MW of long duration energy storage in the state. The California Public Utilities Commission has identified a need for up to 1,600 MW of long duration energy storage by 2026. Long duration energy storage is critical to achieving California’s decarbonization and …

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Tesla BEV Market Share Triple Volkwagens BEV Share in Q1 2021

Tesla has 25% global market share for unit sales of battery electric vehicles, followed by SAIC Motor with 17%, Volkswagen with 8%, Stellantis with 5% and BYD with 5%. Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan had large drops in their battery-electric and plug-in electric sales. Renault-Nissan had 13% share in 2020 but has dropped to 4%. Street Legal …

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Million Tesla Cars in 2021

Barrons reports on evidence that Tesla is tracking to 1 million sales in 2021. Barrons is a leading financial paper. Barrons article is entitled “Tesla Stock Turns Higher Because Sales and Deliveries May Blow Away Estimates”. A key Tesla supplier revenues indicates Tesla is buying components for 1 million cars in 2021. Tesla’s 10Q filing …

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TSMC Roadmap to One Million Times Better Energy Efficient Compute Performance by 2040

Here is a presentation by Taiwan Semiconductor Chairman Liu. TSMC and Samsung are the current masters of EUV lithography. TSMC has the lead. Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography has enabled TSMC to achieve higher patterning fidelity, shorter cycle times and reduced process complexity and defect rates. TSMC uses EUV in ten mask layers for the 5nm …

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Hypersonic Weapons in 2025 for US Zumwalt Destroyer

The US Navy will place its first at-sea hypersonic missiles aboard one of the service’s three Zumwalt-class destroyers in four years (by 2025). These will likely be hypersonic warheads on regular vertically launched missiles. Hypersonic warheads can go faster and can move around more than regular warheads. Hypersonic weapons go at 5 times the speed …

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Apple M2 on 5 Nanometer Plus Process and A16 at 4 Nanometer

Taiwan Semiconductor will be mass-producing Apple’s new M2 chip in July for use in MacBooks for the second half of 2021. The M2 will eventually be used in other Mac and Apple devices beyond the MacBook. The new chipset is produced by key Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker, using …

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Battery Technology 2021

Here is The 2021 battery technology roadmap from the Journal of Applied Physics. A roadmap presents an overview of the current state of various kinds of batteries, such as the Li/Na/Zn/Al/K-ion battery, Li–S battery, Li–O2 battery, and flow battery. Above- Ragone plot illustrating the performances of specific power vs specific energy for different electrical energy-storage …

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