Intel Demonstrates First Working 32nm-based processor

intel 32nm processor Disclosure

10th, Feb 2009 San Fran­cisco, Intel corp, World’s largest semi­con­duct­or com­pany demon­strated the first work­ing 32nm pro­cessor. Intel Cor­por­a­tion dis­cussed new mile­stones for 32nm man­u­fac­tur­ing and pro­gress toward future products.

Intel 32nm Processor

Work­ing intel 32nm processor

Sum­mary of the Roadmap at the brief­ing in San Francisco:

First-ever demon­stra­tion of a work­ing 32nm-based microprocessor:

  • Intel is demon­strat­ing the first 32nm work­ing micro­pro­cessor in both mobile and desktop systems.
  • Great 32nm pro­cess and product health are enabling Intel to accel­er­ate 32nm product ramp 
    • Westmere mobile and desktop pro­cessor pro­duc­tion in the fourth quarter of 2009
    • 32nm enables increased per­form­ance and power flexibility
  • Intel pro­cessors based on Westmere will ramp into mobile, desktop, and serv­er seg­ments over time, as the 32nm pro­cess ramps

For cli­ent, Westmere brings Nehalem through Intel’s main­stream pro­cessor product line

  • Increased per­form­ance, smal­ler pro­cessor core size
  • New multi-chip pack­age with graph­ics integ­rated in the processor
  • Repar­ti­tioned sys­tem archi­tec­ture, sim­pli­fied motherboards
  • Volume ramp; expect 32nm in serv­er mar­ket in 2010

Westmere key features

  • Intel? Turbo Boost technology
  • Intel? Hyper-Thread­ing tech­no­logy (2 Cores, 4 threads)
  • Integ­rated graph­ics, discrete/​switchable graph­ics support
  • 4MB cache, Integ­rated Memory Con­trol­ler (IMC) – 2ch DDR3
  • AES Instruc­tions

The 32nm pro­cess with second-gen­er­a­tion high‑k + met­al gate tran­sist­or allows to deliv­er new gen­er­a­tions of advanced pro­cess tech­no­logy on a 2‑year cadence. Intel has developed a 32nm logic tech­no­logy with industry-lead­ing features:

  • Second-gen­er­a­tion high‑k + met­al gate transistors
  • 32nm marks the first time Intel uses immer­sion litho­graphy on crit­ic­al layers
  • 9 cop­per + low‑k inter­con­nect layers
  • About 70 per­cent dimen­sion scal­ing from 45nm generation
  • Pb- and halo­gen-free packages

For more inform­a­tion refer intel web­site