Re: NEWS: Intel invents beakthrough in transistor design

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 23:56:24 MST

Actually I wouldn't eat so many helpings of the Intel hype. This looks to
me like they are simply moving to catch up to the others in the industry
who have already embraced SOI and low-k dialectric substrates. Although
these new techniques will be even better than what is out there today, they
also won't even be in production until at least 2005, so in many ways
Intel will be lagging until then. At any rate I wouldn't really call this
something brand new, it is just a refinement of somethings already out
there. I thought their new BBUL packaging technique was more original.

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> This is *real* news -- signs of the singularity type news...
> Intel has come up with a new transistor architecture that
> may promise terahertz clock speeds (Cough... Not with
> a traditional chip architecture because the clock can't
> propagate across the chip! At any rate...)
> They do appear to have broken through several barriers
> including reduced leakage current (keeps the chips cooler)
> and a new insulating material (which was one of the
> "show-stoppers" people were fearing for Moore's Law).
> Here is the article:
> If the "cloning" article is any indication, at least 3 other
> people will submit this "NEWS" to the Extropian list over
> the next 2 days.
> You heard it here first!
> Robert

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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