Podcast: Intel Explains 45-nm Chip Fabrication Technology

In the podcast, Intel Senior Fellow Mark Bohr makes the point that 45 nm allows Intel to pack more transistors onto a given slice of silicon than was possible at 65 nm, and to run the resulting chips at lower power:
“As you make transistors smaller, they do get faster, and you can use that in one of two ways. You can design single-cores that use ever-more transistors and burn more power, or you can use those extra transistors instead to make two smaller, simpler cores that each use less power. So for many applications, having dual core is a more power-efficient way to realize improved computing performance.” Information Week article and podcast


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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