Originally Posted by pauldovi
Intel will be releasing its first 32nm processors in mid to late 2009, but it seems like AMD is catching up and closing the gap. Hopefully they can keep up with Intel as we transition away from transistors and into fiber optic nanotubes.
AMD has always been behind Intel in most tech terms (not performance), especially manufacturing, and will be for years to come. If there's one thing that Intel has over AMD, its the Fabs. With the cost of Fabs skyrocketing as the limits of photolithography approach, it is extremely unlikely that AMD can catch up to Intel's manufacturing.
On the plus side, AMD is becoming more tied into IBM and their manufacturing research, which should give AMD a reasonable chance to stop from falling more behind intel