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Intel completes 32-nanometer chip development

Intel has completed the development phase of its next-generation manufacturing process that shrinks chip circuitry to 32 nanometers, the chipmaker said Tuesday night.

Intel processors are currently made on a 45nm process. Generally, smaller geometries result in faster and more power-efficient processors.

"The company is on track for production readiness of this future generation (of transistors)...in the fourth quarter of 2009," the chipmaker said in a statement.

Intel said it will provide technical details about the 32nm process technology at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) next week in San Francisco.

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DJ3599d ago

45 Nanometers is already a huge breakthrough, but 32 Nm? I'm guessing 64-core chips aren't too far off.

LightofDarkness3599d ago

Aye, someone needs to tell the boys over at Intel to take a day off every once in a while. Relax, kickback and be secure in the knowledge that AMD will still be playing catch-up a year from now even if you do nothing but play the world's nerdiest game of Partini until then.

JewyMcJew3599d ago

I would suspect that the game companies (specially Sony) will choose a relatively cheaper chip rather that push the limits next time around.

But it's great that they are able to keep Moores law alive! At this rate, next-gen systems will launch with a 22nm chip!

yog-sothot3599d ago

32 nanometers ?! I guess quantic computers aren't too far off ! (well, hopefully... if not, we're about to see the end of the "law or Moore")

likeaboss3023599d ago

Skynet is just another step closer.

THE_BATTLERAGER3599d ago

bubbles for you.
Don't you think it's sad that this is a major technological advancement, yet news like 'Xbox doomed 2009?' and 'PS3 Home fails' gets 10 times more comments

panasonic233599d ago

john conner must be terminated

Matix3599d ago

The future is small. There are few (FEW!) issues on this planet that can't be solved by making something smaller. Nanobots that cure you of disease before they even take effect, supercomputers on a piece of paper, microscopic nuclear combustion chambers, the list goes on...