Intel unveils first 45nm processors

by admin January 27, 2007 at 10:06 am

Penryn hailed as ‘greatest semiconductor breakthrough in 40 years’

Intel has produced the world’s first 45nm processors, and is on schedule to start shipping the units by the second half of this year.

The company showed off working models of the ‘Penryn’ chip at a presentation at its corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Intel demonstrated a low-power dual-core processor for notebook computers, as well as dual-core and quad-core versions of desktop and server processors. It is also working on 10 additional 45nm models.

The chipmaker touted Penryn as the greatest semiconductor breakthrough in 40 years because it allows the company to continue to use current-generation silicon dioxide technology.

Intel claims that the chip will put the firm a year ahead of the competition.

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