Intel Takes Wraps Off 45-nm Penryn
Intel's first 45-nm next-generation Core 2 processor chips, code-named Penryn, have arrived, booted operating systems and run applications. Intel is also talking up its 45-nm manufacturing process. (ExtremeTech)Intel unveiled details of its next-generation Core 2 processors, code-named Penryn, to the technology press on Jan. 25. Just as AMD catches up with Intel by moving to a 65-nm process technology, Intel is poised to push ahead to 45 nm. According to Intel Vice President Steve Smith, Intels new 45-nm CPUs are slated to begin production sometime in the second half of 2007.
The company is readying three 45-nm fabs by 2008: The D1D fab in Oregon and Fab 32 in Arizona are slated for 45-nm production before the end of the year, while a third, Fab 28, will come online in Israel sometime during the first half of 2008.