Intel has announced its new generation chip, code-named “Ivy Bridge”, with 22-nanometer-sized. PCs with chips from its new generation of processors, featuring a revolutionary & sleek design, will be available this week. This new chip is the first to be made with a 3-D structure.
Miniature fins jut out of the plane of the chip, letting Intel cram more features into the same space. That means the chips can be faster while consuming less power. Analysts have called it one of the most significant developments in silicon transistor design since the integrated circuit was invented in the 1950s. In terms of manufacturing technology, it puts Intel two to three years ahead of the competition
The “Ivy Bridge” chips are the first to be made with 22-nanometer-sized features, down from 32 nanometers. Smaller features mean more transistors, or working parts, can be squeezed into the same area. That means a chip can be smaller and faster.