After GMO Internet another Japanese company started to develop 7-nanometer chips for mining bitcoins on the basis of the ASIC.

Triple-1 Co. Ltd. from Fukuoka, was founded in November 2016, is engaged in developing ASIC chips for mining and construction mining farms in cooperation with the Taiwanese foundry company TSMC Co. Reportedly, the company began to explore the possibility of production of such chips back in February of last year, and this week it confirmed that it has completed work on the motherboard, a test pattern and a prototype unit 7-nanometer ASIC chip, called “Kamikaze”.

“We inspect the functionality and efficiency of a sample chip and a prototype unit”, — noted in the company.

The claimed energy efficiency of the new chip Triple-1 — 0.05 W 1 gigaherz that, according to representatives from Triple-1, will lead to a reduction of energy intensity by at least 50% compared to conventional 16-nanometrov chip.

Chip Kamikaze is the same size as regular chips, but the density of the scheme, increased to 5.2 times increases the productivity to a value of 300 gigaherz or more.

“Although the performance of mining more than four times higher than conventional products, energy consumption is expected to halve,” said President and CEO Takuya Yamaguchi (Yamaguchi Takuya).

According to the schedule of development of Triple-1, the company plans to finalize the sample 7nm by the end of September. The start of serial production of chips Kamikaze scheduled for mid-October, and first deliveries at the end of November.

“We plan to send samples in August and to start mass production in October, our goal is to produce 10 million chips per month during the financial year 2019,” said Yamaguchi.

We will note, recently of intent to sell mining-Riga on the 7nm process technology, said the Japanese company Forside, the shares of which are listed on the Tokyo stock exchange and Japanese conglomerate, GMO Internet announced plans to release a 7-nanometer chips for mining bitcoins and mining rigs in may.