Chip Shot: 2011 Milestones: The Re-Invention of the Transistor

As 2011 draws to a close, Intel achieved many milestones this year. Intel announced a significant breakthrough and historic innovation with 3-D Tri-Gate transistors. Intel’s transistors have powered not only all computers, mobile phones and consumer electronics to-date, but also the electronic controls within cars, spacecraft, household appliances, medical devices and thousands of other everyday devices for decades. New innovations will be enabled across a broad range of devices, from the smallest handhelds to powerful cloud-based servers. In the first half of 2012, 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, codenamed “Ivy Bridge,” will be built on this revolutionary design and power the next generation of Ultrabooks™ and PCs worldwide.