Intel Researchers Build World’s Fastest Silicon Transistors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 11, 2001 – Intel Corporation researchers have demonstrated that there are no fundamental barriers to extending Moore’s Law for another decade by building the world’s fastest silicon transistors. These transistors — featuring structures just 20 nanometers (nm) in size — will allow Intel to build microprocessors containing a billion transistors, running at speeds approaching 20 gigahertz and operating at less than one volt in approximately 2007.

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