Intel First to Demonstrate Working 45nm Chips

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2006 - 05:07 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced it has become the first company to reach an important milestone in the development of 45 nanometer (nm) logic technology. Intel has produced what are believed to be the first fully functional SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) chips using 45nm process technology, its next— generation, high—volume semiconductor manufacturing process.


Achieving this milestone means Intel is on track to manufacture chips with this technology in 2007 using 300mm wafers, and continues the company's focus on pushing the limits of Moore's Law, by introducing a new process generation every two years.


Today, Intel leads the industry in volume production of semiconductors using 65nm process technology, with two manufacturing facilities making 65nm chips in Arizona and Oregon and two more coming online this year in Ireland and Oregon.


The Intel pressroom has more, and you can listen to a recorded interview with Intel senior fellow Mark Bohr by clicking the 'Manufacturing' channel at http://intel.feedroom.com.