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Intel drives Moore's Law ahead with 65nm tech

Posted: 02 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:random access memory? sram? 65nm? moore's law?

Intel Corp. has built fully functional 70Mb SRAM chips with more than half a billion transistors using advanced 65nm process technology. According to the company, the achievement extends its effort to drive the development of new manufacturing process technology every two years, in accordance with Moore's Law.

The transistors in the new 65nm technology have gates measuring 35nm, about 30 percent smaller than the gate lengths on the previous 90nm technology. For comparison, about 100 of these gates could fit inside the diameter of a human red blood cell.

The new process technology increases the number of tiny transistors squeezed onto a single chip, giving Intel the foundation on which to deliver future multicore processors, and to design innovative features into future products, including virtualization and security capabilities. The company claims its 65nm process technology also includes several power-saving and performance-enhancing features.

"Intel continues to meet the increasing challenges of scaling by innovating with new materials, processes and device structures," said Sunlin Chou, SVP and GM of Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group. "Intel's 65nm process technology has industry-leading density, performance and power reduction features that will enable future chips with increased capabilities and performance. Intel's 65nm technology is on track for delivery in 2005 to extend the benefits of Moore's Law," Chou added.

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