32 NM (nanometer) chipping the new IT way


By

Manish Kumar
Lecturer (IT)
IIMM
Pune
 


Chip on the dot tip? Isn't it imaging? Have you imagined this new technology? Now it is only possible using new 32 nm.

Intel has showed the industry's first working chips built using 32 nm (nanometer) technologies, with transistors so small that more than 4 million of them could fit on the dot. Intel's 32 nm process technology is on track to begin production in 2009. Earlier, Intel had introduced Penryn processor in Nov 2006, which was the world's first 45 nm processor. Penryn is very high performance processor along with the Silverthorne family of 45 nm processors. The main feature of Penryn processor is small feature size, low power requirements and high performance capabilities to meet the numerous computing needs from high end servers to tiny hand held gadgets.

Now Intel has planned to show the world's first 300 mm wafer built using next-generation 32 nm process technologies. It is really a very critical milestone for high- volume manufacturing of 32 nm process technology.

The main techniques used behind are how to integrate the 19 billion transistors on a single chip. It is the consumer's demand which has been going to be fulfilled by Intel 32 nm technology. Now we have more true-to-life entertainment, right blends of gaming and realistic graphics capabilities.
 


Manish Kumar
Lecturer (IT)
IIMM
Pune
 

Source: E-mail September 28, 2007

          

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