Intel's newest chip makes debut.PCs with chips made from Intel Corp.'s new generation of processors, featuring a revolutionary design, became available last month.
The new generation, code-named "Ivy Bridge," is the first to be made with a 3-D structure. Miniature fins jut out jut out
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Analysts have called it one of the most significant developments in silicon transistor design since the integrated circuit integrated circuit (IC), electronic circuit built on a semiconductor substrate, usually one of single-crystal silicon. The circuit, often called a chip, is packaged in a hermetically sealed case or a nonhermetic plastic capsule, with leads extending from it for was invented in the 1950s.
The first chips off the production line are destined for powerful desktop computers. Intel hopes to have them in laptop computers in time for the "back to school" shopping season.
CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Paul Otellini said he expects "Ivy Bridge" to account for 50 percent of Intel processor shipments by the fall.
The "Ivy Bridge" chips are the first to be made with 22-nanometer-sized features, down from 32 nanometers. Smaller features mean more transistors, or working parts, can be squeezed into the same area. That means a chip can be smaller and faster.
The new chips also come with improved 3-0 graphics performance, which could reduce the reliance on add-in graphics chips for gaming.