Gargini, speaking here at the Intel Developer Forum, said that discussions in the semiconductor industry on the larger wafer sizes would start to be planned during 2006 and 2007, with some activities beginning in 2008. However, he said that only 25 per cent of the semiconductor has moved to 12-inch, despite its introduction in 2001.More details over at The Register.
For the 45 nanometre process shrink, Intel will have already selected the equipment and made its planning decisions by the middle of this year. For the smaller 32 nanometre size, Intel has until the end of 2007 to make its final decisions.
Intel to use 450mm wafers in 2008
Posted on Friday, Mar 10 2006 @ 19:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck