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Intel, IBM Reveal Transistor Overhaul

Intel, IBM Reveal Transistor Overhaul from

(AP) -- In dueling announcements, Intel Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. separately say they have solved a puzzle perplexing the semiconductor industry about how to reduce energy loss in microchip transistors as the technology shrinks to the atomic scale.


In addition to allowing smaller design rules, Intel said its technology improves processor performance by about 20% (over what would have been the case, all else being equal.) They will have CPUs on the market using the new technology (with 45nm design rules) in the fall of 2007

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