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Intel Technology and Manufacturing – Almost 3 Billion Transistors on a Chip

Bob Baker, senior vice president and general manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group, underscored Intel’s relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law

In his keynote address, Bob Baker, senior vice president and general manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group, underscored Intel’s relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law and its benefits to PC users, and provided more detail on the company’s milestone in 22nm process technology. The company is the first to demonstrate working 22nm SRAM and logic test circuits. The 364 million bit SRAM array includes 0.092 square micron SRAM cells and 2.9 billion transistors. These are the smallest SRAM cells in working circuits reported to date. The 22nm test chip marks the third generation of high-k metal gate technology which was first introduced 2 years ago on the 45nm generation. Intel remains the only company with that energy-efficient and high-performance feature in production, with more than 200 million 45nm CPUs shipped to date. The manufacturing group has for the first time developed a unique, full-featured technology for SoC designs using Intel’s 32nm technology, extending the world-class CPU process into new SoC markets. Designers will be able to choose between extremely high performance with the CPU process or extremely low power consumption, which would be needed for an SoC to extend the battery life of mobile phones and other products. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.