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Direct from Computex, we have some world exclusive pictures of a still unnamed pair of 45nm Penryn-based quad-core microprocessors from Intel. To combat AMD’s upcoming native, quad-core Barcelona CPU and its accompanying 4x4 platform (QuadFX), Intel is planning to introduce its own, dual-socket, dual quad-core CPU equipped enthusiast platform later this year. With this platform Intel will bring eight cores to the desktop enthusiast space along with a number of other sought after features.                    Although we only have preliminary information... Read more...
According to a story on EE Times, Sun Microsystems has taped out its next-geNiagara 2 and Rock processors, but the company faces a major hurdle getting access to leading edge 45 and 32nm process technology for its future Sparc CPUs... "In an exclusive interview with EE Times in his Menlo Park office, Yen showed the first wafers back from the fab for Niagara 2, set to ship in systems before the end of the year. He also discussed the issues Sun faces now that its longtime silicon partner, Texas Instruments, has decided to rely on foundries to develop next-generation semiconductor process technology. Chief executive Jonathan Schwartz appointed Yen, a long time Sun veteran, to head... Read more...
AMD's roadmap for CPU production has shown steady progression in the company's goal of shrinking die sizes from 90nm to the eventual goal of 35nm in the next few years, but will that move be made soon enough to keep AMD's offerings comparable to Intel's? A great deal of debate has been centered around whether AMD or Intel will move into the production of smaller, more efficient die sizes first, but AMD may be closer to shrinking it's CPU dies then it seems. Recently AMD's Senior VP, Marty Seyer, alluded to the successor of the 65nm Barcelona core, the Shanghai. The Shanghai core is intended to be AMD's first 45nm processor and is... Read more...
Dual-core CPUs have made their way into computers across the world and with quad-core processors poised to make the same invasion, it looks like the core race is on. Interestingly, Intel notes on its roadmap that in it's 45nm Wolfdale dual-core and Yorkfield quad-core CPUs, hyper threading may make a return. Perhaps the most interesting thing about these two processors is the return of Hyper-Threading. This, however, does not mean that Yorkfield will appear as eight logical cores, nor does it mean Wolfdale will appear as four logical cores. Intel's internal guidance on the subject specifically claims the processor will ship with Hyper-Threading, but will only utilize 4 threads. On every Intel... Read more...
Good Morning All! Intel gave us some details on their next gen manufacturing process today and we thought we'd share them with you.  We also got a sneak peek at their next gen "Penryn" core processor.   Have a look and enjoy!  ... Read more...
Intel's impressive manufacturing process capabilities and fab resources are well known throughout the industry. In fact, most would argue that their manufacturing prowess has played a large part in the company's success. They've had many "firsts" over the years due to process advancements, the most recent of which was their successful cross-over from 90nm to 65nm mass production.  Due to that success Intel has already shipped millions of processors manufactured at 65nm. Today, Intel is announcing a breakthrough that will affect future products scheduled to be manufactured using the company's even more advanced 45nm process. A major issue... Read more...
We just got an interesting tid-bit of information from Intel we thought you'd be interested in. It looks like Intel already has working samples of their next generation 45nm desktop processor, code named Penryn, and it has booted multiple operating systems successfully... "We have working samples of the Penryn processors -- and in a short period of time have already booted 4 operating systems (Windows Vista, XP, Linux and Apple Mac OS-X). These are good indicators of how healthy our 45 nm manufacturing and future product designs are looking so far as we plan to begin manufacturing production in the second half of the year ramping to three (!) 300mm factories in 2008. Since late June, we have... Read more...
Intel's 45nm CPUs might get here sooner than later DailyTech reports: Sources inside Intel have confirmed the company recently received the taped-out 45nm Penryn processor. Reports from the ensuing champagne toast claim the first Penryn boot was capable of booting Windows. Even though the processor is labeled as "A0" silicon, or first revision, the successful boot is a huge milestone and bonus for Intel. Reports of operational first-run tape-outs are few and far in-between, especially in the CPU industry. Penryn, the 45nm optical-shrink of the Core architecture, was prepped for tape-out in late November, and returned to the Intel development team just a few weeks ago. The early... Read more...
AMD AND IBM DETAIL EARLY RESULTS USING IMMERSION AND ULTRA LOW-K IN 45NM CHIPS -- Advanced technologies provide improved performance and efficiency while reducing complexity in microprocessor design and manufacturing -- San Francisco, CA. -Dec. 12, 2006- At the International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) presented papers describing the use of immersion lithography, ultra-low-K interconnect dielectrics, and multiple enhanced transistor strain techniques for application to the 45nm microprocessor process generation. AMD and IBM expect the first 45nm products using immersion lithography and ultra-low-K interconnect dielectrics to be available in mid-2008.... Read more...
There's some news out of Reutrers today that states Intel is already sampling 45nm Core Microarcitecture-based processors. Although not stated in the article, the 45nm core being sampled, codenamed "Penryn", is likely to incorporate more L2 cache than current Core 2 Duo processors, and will also have support for SSE4. Other details are sure to trickle out as we get closer to launch.  "The sample processors, known as the Penryn family within Intel, are being made at a factory in Oregon, and the company is on track to begin selling the chips in the second half of 2007, said Mark Bohr, director of process architecture and integration at Intel."... Read more...
Paul Otellini, Intel's president and CEO, kicked off this season's IDF by coining the phrase "It's what's inside that counts", and spoke about why processing power matters again. A few years ago, he noted, PC Magazine declared that consumers couldn't use all the processing power at their disposal, but thanks to changes with software and with the industry in general, that situation has changed. Next generation gaming, more powerful desktop search engines, photo and video editing, and more powerful operating systems like Vista and OSX are driving the need for more powerful processors again.       Paul cited YouTube... Read more...
Josh from PenStar Systems has some interesting comments posted regarding Intel's upcoming 45nm process. Intel's manufacturing prowess is well known, but Josh seems to think many in the industry are a bit too optimistic at the moment.  Of course, time will tell... "For the past four months we have been hearing a lot about Intel's 65 nm process and the products being released on it. Unfortunately, I think that there is a lot of misunderstanding about where Intel exactly is at, as well as how their roadmap is shaping up. As tech enthusiasts we tend to be quite optimistic about how a certain product family or process node is going, because... Read more...
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