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Shrinking chips use novel recipe

November 13th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Source: BBCNews

 

“Had we used the same transistors that we used in our chips 15 to 20 years ago, the chip would be about the size of a two-storey building,” said Bill Kircos of Intel.

Paul Otellini, head of Intel, described the challenge of building the chips as “awe-inspiring”.

Although the chip-maker is the first company to make microprocessors with such tiny features, other companies, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), are producing other types of silicon chip.

 

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