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Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel Corp. said that the company had begun to work on 7nm a 5am process technologies. The company's plans now are to equip its Oregon, Arizona and Irelands fabs to make chips using 14nm fabrication processes.

"Our research and development is quite deep, I talk about ten years," said Paul Otellini, chief executive of Intel.

Chief executive of the world's largest maker of microprocessors said that that the company's products made using 7nm and 5nm process technologies "on time and on target".

"The invention continues. [...] We will continue to deliver value to [our investors] and partners through our silicon technology," said Mr. Otellini during a meeting with investors.

Tags: Intel, Semiconductor, 7nm, 5nm


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Discussion started: 05/13/12 01:32:14 PM
Latest comment: 11/30/16 09:58:35 AM
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I´ll believe in the 5nm production ability when they´re on sale.
2 4 [Posted by: DIREWOLF75  | Date: 05/13/12 01:32:14 PM]
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I completely agree with this Dire, There is a reason 10nm scale and below is being researched because current tech has too much energy bleeding beyond the 10 nm scale because the dies are too small. (or so says my bud who is studying nano science) If anyone can make it work Intel can but it is going to take some major design improvements from what we are using today to make it happen.
1 1 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 05/14/12 11:43:07 AM]
If somebody can make it, his name would be IBM.
0 0 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 06/12/12 10:09:59 PM]

and then what 3nm and 1nm by 2018. lol
9 4 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 05/13/12 03:13:38 PM]
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I am a big genius and I am now researching sub-atomic process. It is so small that it is smaller than atom... LOL... (not so funny actually).
0 1 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 06/12/12 10:12:02 PM]

Each new process brings us closer to reality, It would be amusing if they finally get to 0nm and we have real life graphics. o.O
1 2 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 05/14/12 01:41:07 AM]
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2 10 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 05/14/12 09:46:38 AM]
It was a joke!
1 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 05/15/12 02:42:42 AM]
You can have real life graphics now and for free. Just close your eyes and stare at these beautiful naked, real chicks...
If you fail to see real life naked chicks then you are either
1. gay
2. have no imagination
3. small kid
4. lame game nerd

So if you experience that problem. Go out in summer, go to a beach, etc. Look at chicks and gather data. Then close your eyes and do not touch yourself!
0 0 [Posted by: Zingam  | Date: 06/12/12 10:15:43 PM]

It starts to make sense to talk about angstroms rather than nanometers at this level (eg 70Å and 50Å rather than 7nm and 5nm). 1Å is approximately the diameter of an atom so there will never be a transistor this small or anywhere near but it is worth bearing in mind that the size they quote is for the smallest feature of a transistor (ie gate width) not the whole transistor itself.
2 1 [Posted by: pondermotive  | Date: 05/14/12 02:24:47 AM]

they cant get too close to 0.1nm cuz thats the size of a single Atom and quantum uncertainties take effect.
1 1 [Posted by: Lonestarr  | Date: 05/14/12 02:58:11 AM]
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O they can! There are developments and researches on the atom level transistor in progress. Actually they already menage to create transistor on a atomic scale bat they can't stabilized electron scale for a longer period of time. In a next 5 - 10 years they will accomplish this, in a next 5 years they will accomplish this in multi electron orbiting scale. Twenty years from naw mas manufacturing will begins. I will be rather old then bat happy that i lived throw electronic era from z80 to atom scale and played with them.
1 2 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 05/14/12 05:15:56 AM]
You can't get lower than 5 atoms across with Silicon. You can do it with other materials such as Graphene but going below 4-5 atoms with Silicon is end of the line. 10 years and Silicon will need to be replaced with some other advanced materials.
9 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 05/14/12 12:31:25 PM]

Further limitations are not about the actual size of an atom,they're about interactions between atoms and I don't believe in quantum computers for everyday use, at least not in a foreseeable future.In fact, I'm expecting the bottom line for current technology that uses silicon to be at the 5o angstrom or 5 nm.
1 2 [Posted by: mosu  | Date: 05/14/12 07:50:06 AM]

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1 11 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 05/14/12 09:49:50 AM]

I'll wait for the subatomic node.
0 0 [Posted by: user99  | Date: 06/06/12 04:22:34 PM]

Has anyone heard of the up notched electron?
0 0 [Posted by: Hmmmmmmm7  | Date: 12/18/12 06:00:56 PM]


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