Desktops and Notebooks: Intel Continues to Shrink the Chip

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2009-09-23 Print this article Print
Intel Continues to Shrink the Chip

Intel Continues to Shrink the Chip

At the Intel Developer Forum, Intel officials drove home the message that the company is moving beyond its traditional PC and server businesses into such areas as handheld products and Internet-connected devices. A key part of that strategy is the continued shrinking of the die, enabling Intel to increase performance, add more capabilities to the chip and bring the Intel architecture into smaller devices. Intel has sold more than 200 million of the current 45-nanometer processors and is continuing to drive the "Nehalem" architecture into new sectors. Intel also is readying its 32-nm chips for release in the fourth quarter. In his keynote, Intel CEO Paul Otellini also said that Intel engineers had produced working test chips made with the company's 22-nm manufacturing process. Those chips are due out in 2011. By Jeffrey Burt

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