SST November 2007: Intel’s evolution: Strained silicon to high-k and metal gate

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW As we head toward Intel’s announced 45nm launch this month, Dick James looks at the changes from the company’s 90nm node transistor, through the 65nm node, and take a few guesses about what we might see in the upcoming 45nm part.

After a slow striptease of process announcements, Intel launched the 90nm Prescott chip in January 2004. The chip sported a number of significant process innovations


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