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All posts tagged "ivy bridge"


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Intel's "Ivy Bridge" Gives Moore's Law a Lifeline

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 11:00 PM

http://newsroom.intel.com/community...58152-c1-266892

"SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2011 - Intel Corporation today announced a significant breakthrough in the evolution of the transistor, the microscopic building block of modern electronics. For the first time since the invention of silicon transistors over 50 years ago, transistors using a three-dimensional structure will be put into high-volume manufacturing. Intel will introduce a revolutionary 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22-nanometer (nm) node in an Intel chip codenamed "Ivy Bridge." A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter."

"Moore's Law is a forecast for the pace of silicon technology development that states that roughly every 2 years transistor density will double, while increasing functionality and performance and decreasing costs. It has become the basic business model for the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years." So, how does Intel ensure that Moore's Law continues to be valid? Move into a third dimension. 22-nanometers, or 22 billionths of a meter - an amazing technical accomplishment. So, just to give us an idea of how small these technologies have become, Intel states that "more than 6 million 22nm Tri-Gate transistors could fit in the period at the end of this sentence." Production availability is scheduled for the end of 2011. Do we live in interesting times, or what?


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Native USB 3.0: Intel Chief River Platform - Coming September 2011

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20101101PD212.html

"Intel recently notified its partner about its latest platform Chief River that adopts 22nm Ivy Bridge processors with native support of USB 3.0, according to sources from motherboard makers."

For those of us that are on the quest for native USB 3.0 (and of course devices), it's looking more and more like we'll be waiting until nearly this time next year to see Intel onboard. Intel's Chief River platform will use 22nm Ivy Bridge processors. Mass production is expected to start in September 2011 with shipping systems early in 2012, so don't throw out those USB 2.0 devices yet!


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