What follows after Intel's Conroe

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21 2006 @ 09:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DailyTech takes a look at the life after Conroe. This includes tri-gate designs, Penrn, Nehalem, Gesher, 32nm, 22nm and more..
However, EUV isn't the only radically new tool in Intel's arsenal for 2009. According to Intel's forward statements, Nehalem-C is succeeded by Gesher, the third in Intel's next generation microarchitecture designs uniquely dubbed NGMA3. Intel hinted last week during the 2006 VLSI symposium that it will start using tri-gate transistors on its 32 or 22nm production processors. Since the 1950s, transistors have been strictly planar designs, with gates that lay flat across the substrate. A tri-gate design is unique in the fact that a single gate is stacked on top of two vertical gates allowing for essentially three times the surface area for electrons to travel. Whether or not these tri-gates will appear on Gesher or its 22nm derivative have not been announced.
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