The 32-nanometer chip
That’s the plan for growth at Intel in 2010.
Intel’s plan for growth in 2010 can be summed up in one esoteric term: 32 nanometer. That’s where Intel’s chips are going across the board–laptops, servers, and even new markets like smartphones, according to chief executive Paul Otellini and chief financial officer Stacy Smith, who spoke during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call Thursday afternoon.
Process technology is Intel’s secret to success.
Intel is in the midst of moving the bulk of its chips from a 45-nanometer manufacturing process to an industry-leading 32-nanometer process. Generally, the smaller the geometries, the faster and more power efficient the chip. Intel is better at executing these critical process transitions than any chipmaker on the planet.
“What we’re doing…is moving 32 nanometer into the mainstream more quickly than we did with 45 (nanometer),” Otellini said during the earnings conference call. “Looking ahead over the next three months, we are planning to refresh our entire server product line with new 32-nanometer Xeon (processors).”
CFO Smith echoed this sentiment, saying that “mainstream and value versions” of 32-nanometer chips will appear later in the year, thereby completing an across-the-board transition to this new technology. (Source: CNET)
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