Friday, May 6, 2011

Intel Announces 3D Transistors

Looks like Moore's Law just got another extension. This "law", that states that the number of transistors on a chip can double every couple of years and that has serve as a guideline, allowing us to experience the amazing evolution in electronics we've had in the past decades seems to always find a way to be fulfilled.

Once again, when it seemed there wasn't much else that could be done, Intel announced a revolutionary new fabrication method that allows them to create 3D transistors. The very building blocks of most electronic "stuff".

Why should you care? This means that their new Ivy Bridge 22nm CPUS, arriving later this year, will be a lot faster while using much less power. They say it can save up to 50% power in comparison to current chips.

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