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Intel makes impossible possible

Updated on June 15, 2012

Intel has announced next generation processors named Ivy bridge processors. The technological advancement achieved through this was thought impossible one day. These processors are constructed using 22nm technology compared to the current 32nm technology. Also these processors use Tri gate 3D transistors giving more performance at reduced energy consumption. According to Intel CEO, Intel engineers achived this by using the third dimension in development of chips. With this development Intel has proved that they are the real sponsors of tomorrow

According to current technological constraints spacing between two transistors in a chip cannot be decreased to a value less than 32nm. But intel has reduced it to 22nm in Ivy brige processors. This is a leap in chip fabrication technology. According to Intel these series processors are going to be released by the second half of next year commercially. This technological development to 22nm, indecates that in recent future 14nm and 11nm will be achieved. For fabricating 22nm chips, new fabrication devices have to be developed which will need a lot of financial investment. Intel has shown green flag to this by announcing investment of billions in R&D division

Currently Intel is the largest manufacturer of processors with 80% market share. The second competitor is AMD with 19% market share. AMD also had developed an experimental 22nm, but it was not successful and they did not attempt for commercial production. We have to agree that Intel is one step ahead of AMD in Chip fabrication techonology, as it flooded market with 32nm chips by the time AMD released its first 32nm chip. ARM a london based company developin g mobile processors consuming less power also has developed some 22nm technology chip. In mobile processors ARM is the leader, as it has more popularity than Intel atom processor aimed to beat ARM in mobile computing. ARM has also made a contract with IBM to make 14nm chips


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