32nm Already eh.
|ACCORDING TO Digitimes, both Intel and TSMC are making great strides towards a 32nm chip -making process.|
Seaking at the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) an Intel director of technology strategy Paolo A. Gargini said Intel's march towards 32nm was "in good shape."
He said he reckons Moore's "law" will be good for another fifteen years but may find itself running out of steam as chip makers face the challenge of moving to a super-slim 22nm process and beyond, the wire reports.
He said Intel will begin volume production at 45nm in the second half of 2007.
Chip foundry TSMC had earlier outlined a similar time-frame for the shift to 45nm. It too has had some success in producing 32nm prototypes, the gathering heard.
It is reckoned that 22nm chips won't hit the market before 2015