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Uniquify, HashFast announce bitcoin mining ASIC

Posted: 23 Dec 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Uniquify  HashFast  bitcoin mining  ASIC  TSMC 

Uniquify and HashFast Technologies have revealed that the first silicon of HashFast's Golden Nonce bitcoin mining ASIC is working and exceeding expectations after completing TSMC fabrication at the 28HPM process node.

"The level of performance we are seeing from Golden Nonce is groundbreaking," stated Eduardo deCastro, founder and CEO of HashFast. "This milestone is verification of the central decisions in this project, including our own technical and architecture choices, as well as the decision to select Uniquify as our key partner for silicon design and manufacturing. TMSC's industry-leading 28nm HPM process is the best silicon available for the design. We are thrilled to see our design working in silicon and exceeding our performance expectations."

Each Golden Nonce chip contains more than a billion transistors, and is composed of four individual dies, each with an area of 81mm2. It operates at a nominal clock speed of 740MHz, and has demonstrated an unprecedented performance of more than 500Ghash/s per chip. It produces 0.768Ghash/s per Mhz of clock speed and is silicon-efficient, producing 1.75Ghash per square millimeter of silicon.

The silicon implementation from HashFast's efficient architecture for high-performance hashing was completed in less than three months. It required close cooperation between HashFast's design team and Uniquify's design and management experts who implemented the design and managed the chip manufacturing process.

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