Introducing “Kamikaze”: A Fujitsu And Triple -1 Collaboration
Ever since the end of the Second World War, Japan has been a hub of technological progress. In fact much before the other Asian nations thought of modernizing, the land of the rising sun was on its way to implementing “westernization”. Today the island nation is the bastion of crypto advocacy in the east. This coupled with their desire to climb the pinnacle of technological innovation has seen the likes of Fujitsu and Triple – 1 combine and offer alternatives in the field of mining application specific ICs ASIC.
A recent announcement confirmed that Triple -1 and Fujitsu Electronics have entered into a distribution contract for “Kamikaze“, a new 7-nanometer processor technology. The new integrated circuit is supposed to provide improvements in performance, chip size and energy efficiency for mining proof-of-work cryptocurrencies.
The 7nm ASIC
Two main issues plague the mining ICs developmental market, the requirement of computational power and its correlated power efficiency. The solution to this quandary has been inspired by the deft workings of the smartphone industry, The manufacturing and technical demands of ICs for smartphones pushed process miniaturization of the semiconductor industry. And that what the newer generation of Ics will take advantage of.
This year has seen a concerted effort being put into moving away from the more commonly used 16nm process. Apart from the advantages posed from the technological point of view, there is also a political angle. Most of the older tech is developed in China, while the newer state-of-the-art 7nm process is the work of neighbors such as Japan and Taiwan, Even so, the road to commercializing this ASIC is fraught with untested waters.
Triple-1 begun their efforts way back in early 2017, to develop the “KAMIKAZE” for bitcoin mining. It took a full year before, in February 2018, the company confirmed the design completion of the 7nm process. This leaves the manufacturing firm in an enviable position of being the only manufacturer of ASIC that adopts the 7nm process technology.
What Are The Main Product Features?
As noted there are certain direct benefits that make this IC a preferred option over the others:
Advanced 7nm process technology: “KAMIKAZE” is built for bitcoin mining utilizing the latest process technology. It has measured and been commended for its extreme power efficiency, 52 J / TH
Reduced energy consumption: By working with extremely low voltage, about .3v, the hardware works off low power consumption. This, in turn, means that there is a marked reduction in the overall energy requirement for mining.
High cooling efficiency: By effecting small but significant changes the manufacturer is able to achieve higher cooling efficiency. This is achieved by exposing the backside of the silicon chip on the packaging.
Who Are The Main Stakeholders?
TRIPLE-1 is a relatively new Japanese semiconductor system development company established in November 2016 and specializing in process technology. Fujitsu Electronics is a well-known Japanese electronics brand that works on a range of products in conjunction with other brands.
This contract agreement seems to give Triple-1 access to global market reach that Fujitsu undoubtedly possesses. In return, Fujitsu finds in its grasp the state-of-the-art process development capabilities. The onus is now on both the companies to maximize the potential of this deal.