As we all know, a computer chip also known as an integrated circuit or a small electronic circuit became popular in the latter half of the 20th century because of their small size, low cost, high performance and ease to produce.
Computer chips are in small size and are made of semiconductors that are usually composed of silicon, on which several tiny components including transistors are embedded and used to transmit electronic data signals. The first modern computer chip was developed in 1950s, and it used quite few transistors, but as time went on, the amount of transistors that could be attached to the computer chip increased, the subsequent electronic components in the computer contains thousands of tiny transistors, leading to the computer microprocessors.
The early transistors were built on a flat surface. But like a real estate developer building skyscrapers to get more rentable space from a plot of land.
over the past decade, Intel has been studying 3-D or "three" transistors, other companies are testing similar technology. Today’s statement is worth attention, because Intel have found the way to mass production of cheap transistors.
Although the company did not give technical details about its new process in its Wednesday announcement, it said that it expected to be able to make chips that run as much as 37 percent faster in low-voltage applications and it would be able to cut power consumption as much as 50 percent.
But analysts believe that half a century the invention of the integrated circuit, this is the silicon transistor design one of the most important advances. Semiconductor industry veteran, VLSI Research CEO Danhaqisen (Dan Hutcheson) said: "I was surprised, this is definitely revolutionary. "
Moore’s Law predicts that computer performance can be doubled every 2 years, since the number of transistors on a chip doubles about every 2 years. Whatever the law remains in force, some comments from china says that this is the real core technology.
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