“Just as AMD launches its first processors based on 65nm process technology, DigiTimes has heard that both Intel and Taiwanese foundry TSMC are hard at work on their respective 32nm processes. It’s no secret that Intel plans to ship its first 45nm chips in the second half of next year, and TSMC has revealed that it may also roll out 45nm silicon in the same time frame. Looking further ahead, however, both companies have are already started work on the transition to 32nm process technology. Intel’s Technology Strategy Director Paolo A. Gargini told DigiTimes that Intel’s 32nm work is “in good shape.” Judging by a roadmap posted at IDF, Intel plans to ship its first 32nm chips some time in 2009 with a shrunk version of its upcoming “Nehalem” architecture dubbed Westmere.”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Barcelona numbers break cover @ The Inquirer
- A quick look at AMD’s quad-core Barcelona @ Ars Technica
- AMD’s Quad FX platform reviewed @ Tech Report
- AMD’s Quad FX platform @ Elite Bastards
Source: The Tech Report
The Tech Report has linked to a couple of articles on the upcoming shift to 32nm, which comes hot on the heels of AMD’s move to 65nm and Intel’s upcoming 45nm process. Electric companies won’t be impressed, as this will lower the power requirements of quad core systems considerably.