IBM, working with GlobalFoundries, Samsung, SUNY, and various equipment suppliers, has produced the world's first 7nm chip with functional transistors.
That's a lot of WORLD FIRST's! Notice that isn't Intel leading the way!IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip.
IBM: IBM has not still produced a 14nm commercial chip... and their fopundries business was so disastrous that had to sell it. No foundry wanted the IBM technology, and finally IBM had to give the foundry business to Glofo after paying a millionary amount to Glofo. Yes, so weird as it sounds IBM had to pay to sell its foundry, because no one wanted it even for free.
Samsung: They lost part of Apple 14nm business and Apple moved to TSMC for 10nm. A company that chose Samsung 10nm was Qualcomm. It is a disaster and Qualcomm already announced that moves to TSMC for the 7nm node.
Globalfoundriesf: This is considered the worst foundry; a well-deserved lable because all Glofo nodes are either late and disappointing or simply canceled. Glofo has the honor of being the only foundry that canceled the 10nm node two times; first canceled 10XM, then canceled 10LP. AMD has renegotiated the WSA and did pay a millionaire sum to Glofo to get the possibility of fabricating chips in other foundries! AMD want to do chips in TSMC 7nm for instance, surely GPUs.
Notice that isn't Intel leading... the HYPE
Strawman. I mentioned GloFo (it was IBM with GloFo at the end) had a working proto in 2015 just like Intel. You were given evidence of that being the case. No hype there, just facts. I don't see anyone making claims the process is better or worse than the other (which "hype" would apply for).