Intel to unveil new chip process

By Julio Franco
Nov 6, 2003
  1. Intel Corp. said Wednesday it has found a breakthrough way to insulate transistors that could solve one of the semiconductor industry's most fundamental problems: how to make computer chips ever-smaller while preventing them from losing power and throwing off heat.

    As semiconductor manufacturers design microprocessors packed more densely with transistors, those components, which are the fundamental building blocks of computer chips, also are prone to leak electrical current, much like a dripping faucet.

    Read more: CNN.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    That'll enable us to make CPUs even faster too :)
  3. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    I think they are starting to use metal too to lessen leaks.
  4. theffx

    theffx TS Rookie

    Intel rocks.
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