“TSMC will be the industry’s first chipmaker to have its 7nm process technology certified, said Liu, adding that TSMC’s 7nm currently has 30-40% yield for 128MB SRAM.
As for 10nm, TSMC is scheduled to move the node technology to volume production by 2017, Liu indicated. TSMC will fabricate 10nm chips at the Phase-5 and 6 facilities at Fab 15, the foundry’s 12-inch wafer fab in central Taiwan.”
See TSMC to spend US$2.2 billion on R&D in 2016, says co-CEOI’m considering buying IT made at 28nm this year. For some of it I doubt I can wait a year or two for the new improved stuff which will be near the end of the line for Moore’s Law. I’ll probably decide to buy mature technology instead of the newest. I know that will work for me without surprises.
RAM will be a major component of the new server. It’s cheap enough now to afford 16-32 gB RAM. More is better. Cached files have very little seek time.
On the global stage, these smaller resolutions will be state of the art and affordable in five years. This means almost everyone on the planet will have a smartphone and anyone who wants one will have a legacy PC able to run GNU/Linux well. SSDs will be pretty standard. I’m still not buying them because hard drives cached in RAM are more reliable and less expensive.