The tiny processor will be designed to use less power and provide better performance than today’s chips. IBM says it offers a 40 percent performance boost and 20 percent power reduction over 45 nanometer chips. The latest Intel Atom processors happen to be based on a 45 nanometer process.
The new chips could be available in the second half of 2010. IBM has already sent out technology evaluation kits to early access partners and other companies that could develop machines around the 28 nanometer chip.