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AMD Announces Chip Manufacturing Tech Breakthrough, Gets Close to 22nm Process Tech

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Advanced Micro Devices and IBM announced that they had produced a working test chip utilizing extreme ultra-violet (EUV) lithography for the critical first layer of metal connections across the entire chip. EUV lithography will be used for commercial production of microprocessors using 22nm process technology in about eight years time.



Previous projects utilizing EUV to produce working chip components were only “narrow field”, covering just a very small portion of the design. AMD and IBM claim successful integration of “full-field” EUV lithography into the fabrication process across an entire 22mm x 33mm AMD 45nm node test chip.

The next step in proving viability of the EUV lithography for production will be to apply it not only to metal interconnects but to all critical layers to show an entire working microprocessor can be made utilizing EUV lithography. EUV lithography will need to be fully qualified for production prior to 2016, when the 22nm half-pitch node on the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors is expected to be reached.

Lithography is how highly complex chip designs with millions of transistors, like microprocessors, are transferred onto the silicon wafer for the many layers required to build a chip. As chip designers continue to add functions and increase the performance of their products, making the transistors smaller and smaller makes more transistors available within a given area. How small transistors and the metal lines that connect them can be made is directly related to the wavelength of light that is used to project a chip design onto a wafer. EUV lithography uses a wavelength of 13.5nm, significantly shorter than today’s 193nm lithography techniques, allowing the traditional scaling of chip feature sizes to continue.
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Thats sweet info mate +rep!
Damn i hope the start utilising it faster!
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A 22 x 45 mm test chip @ 45 nm sounds rather large.



The barcelona is only 283mm^2 and it's made on a process 33% larger. Why do you suppose AMD is doing a test node @ 990mm^2?

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The international roadmap says that 22nm will be out in 2016? If Intel sticks with its tick-tock strategy, 32nm will be out in late 2009 and 22nm will be out in late 2011. The rest of the industry is nearly 5 years behind Intel then.
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The international roadmap says that 22nm will be out in 2016? If Intel sticks with its tick-tock strategy, 32nm will be out in late 2009 and 22nm will be out in late 2011. The rest of the industry is nearly 5 years behind Intel then.
uh oh, thats going to lead to high prices...

I hope that they can speed this up a bit, for their sake and ours
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Interesting step. If only it would be implemented into the 45nm generation.
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Great but yeah it´s a little behind i think they should go faster,anyway i don´t think intel can make it in 2011 i think it´s gonna take some more time anyway i have to admit that they are going faster than my dear AMD .
 
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