Article: Intel's 22nm Tri-Gate Transistors
By: anon (anon.delete@this.anon.com), May 6, 2011 9:08 pm
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joset (joset_pt@yahoo.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>anon (anon@anon.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>joset (joset_pt@yahoo.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>>Daniel Bizo (dbizo@idc.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>>>David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>>>>someone (someone@somewhere.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>>>>>David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 5/6/11 wrote:
>>>>>>>New article up:
>>>>>>>For over 40 years, the planar transistor has been the keystone of the semiconductor
>>>>>>>industry. Intel's new 22nm tri-gate transistor is revolutionary, moving transistors
>>>>>>>into a three dimensional world. After 10 years of research, this novel structure
>>>>>>>is the next step for Moore's Law and promises to substantially improve performance and power efficiency.
>>>>>>"Historically, Intel’s SOC manufacturing lags 12 months behind their high performance
>>>>>>process. Their first fully integrated SOC (32nm Medfield) has yet to ship in products,
>>>>>>and is expected in the latter half of this year. If Intel aggressively moves forward
>>>>>>at 22nm, their SOCs might follow high performance manufacturing by 6 months."
>>>>>>Intel stated in a recent process technology paper that it
>>>>>>would put the mainstream and SoC variants of its 22 nm
>>>>>>technology into production at the same time.
>>>>>I recall them saying they would move them closer, I don't recall the same release
>>>>>time. That would be even better than a 6 month gap.
>>>>>>Of course an appropriate SoC based product design has
>>>>>>to be ready to go to make it worthwhile.
>>>>>Not just the SOC, but the software, etc.
>>>>Based on Intel's briefing my interpretation is that they will move Atom, and their
>>>>LP processes on parity with the HP parts by the 14nm node. So it is moving closer
>>>>and closer by every node, since Atoms are on a much-much shorter cycle by now, and
>>>>will get in synch with the tick-tock thing by the time 14nm is HVM-ready. Plus a
>>>>quarter or two, of course, given the engeneering and ramping limitations.
>>>On a side-note, "Ivy-Bridge" was to be Intel's next "tick" (basically, a node technology
>>>transition); however then, this tri-gate implementation is truly a microarchitectural
>>>innovation per se, making it a "tock" instead.
>>>As far as I'm aware, this is the second major change in Intel's "tick/tock" 'algorithm',
>>>since the implementation of a high-k dielectric. Please correct me if I am wrong.
>>I think you are wrong. One is changing microarchitecture, the other is changing manufacturing process.
>Well, I wouldn't consider going from planar to 3D a manufacturing issue (although
>it's implicit, from node to node). It's, certainly, a paradigm shift in CMOS transistor
>design, from geometry to [almost] any other metric one might consider. My take, anyway.

Suggest you google microarchitecture. It is not the design of the transistor. Also, any physical characteristic is considered as manufacturing, as it has to be manufactured with using some process.
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