Wednesday, February 28, 2007

High-k metal gate transistors

IBM & Intel press forward with "high-k metal gate" transistors made of designer metals intended to reduce the electrical leakage and heat in chips.

IBM used Blue Gene/L supercomputer to crunch and model, claiming that if had used a typical notebook PC, the 250-day job would have taken them 700 years. IBM plans to build chips with the new mixture in 2008.

Intel must have a bunch of smart engineers with sharp pencils because they claim to be coming to market with Penryn chips and its own type of "high-k metal gate" transistors spun off its 45-nm process in the second half of 2007.

Read more at TechWorld.

HT Pinehurst Joe.

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