Infineon Rolls Out 65nm Cellphone Chip

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If you thought cellphones were already thin, they're set to get even smaller and more powerful toward the end of this year when Infineon Technologies markets its handset chips that use a 65nm (nanometer) process, putting more than 30 million transistors into an area scarcely larger than a postage stamp. The company unveiled the working handset chips today, and said we can expect to see products actually using the technology toward the end of 2006.

Expect to see this super-dense circuitry showing up first in Samsung phones, because Infineon is in cahoots with Samsung, along with IBM and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, where the companies are teamed up in a research and development alliance to create these 65nm (and later maybe even 45nm) cellphone chips.

Infineon unveils 65nm handset chip [DigiTimes]