Intel's 22nm 3D Transistors Will Keep Moore's Law Alive

Intel's introduction today of the world's first 3D transistors is more than just a tech breakthrough. It's an assurance that Moore's Law—that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years—will stay alive just a while longer. And the 22nm process is going to make these things fly. » 5/04/11 12:42pm 5/04/11 12:42pm

Scientist's Flying Plasmonic Lens Could Make Chips Ten Times Denser

Optical lithography » 10/23/08 6:05am 10/23/08 6:05am is the secret sauce in the fabbing technology that makes the chips inside your computer, and a clever bunch at the University of California, Berkeley have worked out a new adaptation of the tech to produce chips that could be ten times more detailed. It basically combines a hard-disk-alike spinning…

Moore's Law Revitalized by 12-Nanometer Chip-Fabbing Invention

A year ago we reported on Intel's nifty technique for 22nm » 7/25/08 8:40am 7/25/08 8:40am chip fabrication, which may extend the life of Moore's Law. Now MIT is reporting a new technique for optical lithography which should make 12nm chip manufacture possible, making for smaller, denser future chip tech.By combining laser interference technology…

Intel Chips 1971 to 2007, Plus a Timeline of the Transistor's 60 Years

As promised, here are stats for 20 different Intel chips from the past 35 years, most of which I included briefly in the Moore's Law video I made earlier, along with bonus factual tidbits I came across while looking over some Intel stuff today. Here you can enjoy it at your own pace (and without the music that some of… » 12/10/07 7:00pm 12/10/07 7:00pm

Gizmodo's Video Salute to Moore's Law

Click to viewThis week, the transistor turns 60, and to celebrate, we decided to take an animated look at Moore's law from the early 1970s to today. Here's you'll see most of Intel's major chip lines, the year they were first introduced and the number of transistors they could support. Watch the numbers go up and up… » 12/10/07 2:28pm 12/10/07 2:28pm