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HILLSBOROUGH, Ore. — Intel announced Wednesday that by building a key portion of a microprocessor’s transistor above the chip’s surface, it has found a way to make smaller, faster and lower-power computer chips.
Intel intends to break with the basic design of the so-called planar transistor that has remained a constant in the chip industry since 1959 when Robert Noyce, Intel’s co-founder, and Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments independently invented the first integrated circuits.
But now, when the space between the billions of the tiny electronic switches on the flat surface of a computer chip is measured in the width of just dozens of atoms, designers are increasingly turning to the third dimension to find more room.
Originally posted by TheRemedial
reply to post by SLAYER69
2007 -First one that came up probably something faster by now.
500GHZ Processor By IBMedit on 4-5-2011 by TheRemedial because: (no reason given)