Intel First to
Demonstrate Working 45nm Chips
January 30th, 2006
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today that it has reached a milestone in the development of the 45
nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel believes they are the first
to have a fully working SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chip that
uses the 45 nm technology.
Intel said that
this accomplishment is going to make it possible to manufacturer
chips using this technology in 2007. At this time Intel has
semiconductors using 65 nm process technologies being manufactured
in Arizona, and in Oregon. Intel will add more 65 nm manufacturing
to Ireland and another plant in Oregon.
“Being first to
high volume with 65nm process technology and the first with a
working 45nm chip highlights Intel’s leadership position in chip
technology and manufacturing,” said Bill Holt, vice president,
general manger, Intel Technology and Manufacturing Group. “Intel has
a long history of translating technology leaps into tangible
benefits that people appreciate. Our 45nm technology will provide
the foundation for delivering PCs with improved performance–per–
watt that will enhance the user experience.”
Intel’s new 45nm
process technology will make it possible for less power consumption
and will make it better for mobile devices. Intel has announced two
high-volume fabs that are being constructed to manufacture the 45nm
chips. On is Fab 32 in Arizona and the other is Fab28 in Israel.
Currently all the research of the 45 nm chips is in the D1D facility
The benefits of the 45 nm logic
technology will be more powerful hand held computer applications.
It will allow for fast performance without draining as much power
from the battery.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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