Even though the processor is labeled as "A0" silicon, or first revision, the successful boot is a huge milestone and bonus for Intel. Reports of operational first-run tape-outs are few and far in-between, especially in the CPU industry.The Penrynn processor will be launched by the end of this year.
Penryn, the 45nm optical-shrink of the Core architecture, was prepped for tape-out in late November, and returned to the Intel development team just a few weeks ago.
Intel 45nm Penrym taped-out and running fine
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 10 2007 @ 16:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck