600 nanometer

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The 600 nanometer (600 nm) process refers to the level of semiconductor process technology that was reached around the 1990–1995 timeframe, by leading semiconductor companies like Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, NEC, Intel and IBM.

Products featuring 0.6 µm manufacturing process[edit]

  • Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba and NEC introduced 16 Mb DRAM memory chips manufactured with a 600 nm process in 1989.[1]
  • NEC introduced a 16 Mb EPROM memory chip manufactured with this process in 1990.[1]
  • Mitsubishi introduced a 16 Mb flash memory chip manufactured with this process in 1991.[1]
  • Intel 80486DX4 CPU launched in 1994 was manufactured using this process.
  • IBM/Motorola PowerPC 601, the first PowerPC chip, was produced in 0.6 µm.
  • Intel Pentium CPUs at 75 MHz, 90 MHz and 100 MHz were also manufactured using this process.


  1. ^ a b c "Memory". STOL (Semiconductor Technology Online). Retrieved 25 June 2019.

Preceded by
800 nm
CMOS manufacturing processes Succeeded by
350 nm