Seeing this press release from Intel brought a bit of smile to my face today. The reason is that these were all technologies that I learned about when I was an undergrad in Electrical Engineering. I specifically remember seeing this 3D-gate idea on my final exam in my microelectronic fabrication class 4 years ago, when it was just a proposed idea by intel engineers. And now its in production.
same goes for high-K metal gate and 22nm transistors, which showed up my 3rd year in one of these silicon classes.
Intel continues to march on to the beat of Moore’s law. But they’re going to have to get more and more creative as their challenges are growing bigger and bigger with every generation.