Disruptive Technology: 7nm SMIC MinerVa Bitcoin Miner

SMIC 7nm technology found in MinerVa Bitcoin Miner

Development highlights China’s growing local options in response to international sanctions

Despite not having access to the most advanced equipment technologies as a result of sanctions currently in place, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) appears to have used 7nm technology to manufacture the MinerVa Bitcoin Miner system on chip (SoC).

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This is the most advanced technology product TechInsights has seen from SMIC so far and may be leading to a true 7nm process that incorporates scaled logic and memory bitcells. It also has key implications for Chinese chip companies, as it helps to reduce China’s reliance on Western technologies during this time of restricted access.

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  • The significance of this SMIC 7nm process discovery from both a technology and market perspective
  • The resulting size and layout of the MinerVa Bitcoin Miner SoC from using SMIC 7nm technology
  • Additional insight on this chip that will be provided via future analysis planned by TechInsights
SMIC 7nm technology found in MinerVa Bitcoin Miner

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