As big as they make it?

Article: Intel's 22nm Tri-Gate Transistors
By: ajensen (.delete@this..), May 10, 2011 10:58 pm
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Erik ( on 5/10/11 wrote:
>So, I'm not much of an expert in this. But I'm just wondering, is this really as big as they make it?
>I mean, I'm sure they've been needing breakthroughs time and again as they kept
>on scaling to smaller and smaller feature sizes. One interesting breakthrough, for
>example, has been to be able to make features smaller than the wavelength used. I'm sure there must be plenty of others.
>Isn't this one, though important, being touted a bit out of proportion, perhaps to get stock prices to increase?
>I'm just wondering. I can see it's big - but is it that big?
>I'd love to read some informed opinions on that.
>Kind regards,

It probably means that Intel can make x86 SoC with same or better performance/watt as ARM based SoC for the next few years. Everything in the semico industry is a big deal. This could have great impact on phones and pads.

As long as transistor and wire performance can be scaled x86 is going to be competitive it seems. Or perhaps it just seems so because we are still picking the low hanging, ISA agnostic, TLP fruit.

I guess we'll find out by the end of this decade if Amdahl or CMOS performance scaling issues gives x86 problems first.
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