45nm CPUs to arrive in 2H 2007

By Justin Mann on October 20, 2006, 11:35 AM
45nm CPUs may not be that far off. If Intel's goals play out, they will finish the design of their first series of 45nm CPUs as early as this quarter, with production beginning next year. The success with 65nm production has led Intel to push up other plans:

“Our factories have been executing extremely well with over 40 million 65nm processors now shipped and a crossover from 90nm now achieved. Our 45nm process development is on track for the second half of 2007 and we plan to tape out the first of fifteen 45nm processors this quarter,” said Paul Otellini, Intel’s chief executive during the discussion of the company’s financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2006.
Based on Core 2, Intel's first 45nm design would definitely assist them in production of quad and higher core designs, and result in significant power reductions compared to current chips.

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spydercanopus said:
I think i'm going to wait about 10 years before buying a new pc... this is ridiculous! I remember last year the talk about moving to 65nm and now its already 45nm... Insane.
wild9 said:
The Core 2 kinda made most of Intel's own products redundant overnight, and to get this processor to mass market required immense resource. That has got to hurt Intel and it can't simply lower processor prices to keep itself afloat especially when it needs to invest in areas other than being first to market with just one product.
9Nails said:
It's a little sad that CPU's are now coming down in power requirements and Windows Vista is running all the circuits of your 3D card with its Aero interface. One step forward and two steps back.
zephead said:
ahh, i'm not surprised. the rate at which new technology is created keeps increasing, and has been for more then 10 years.
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