Intel Eyes Move to 45nm Manufacturing Technology

Tom Kilroy, Intelis general manager of its digital entertainment group, told the Intel Developer Forum in Taipei that the company plans to move to 45-nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology late next year, which will boost Core 2 Duo performance by 20%. According to IDG News, the smaller chips will also have five times less leakage than current processors.

Next yearis move will precede Intelis next micro-architecture, currently known as Nehalem, which will boast a 300% performance per watt increase when it arrives in 2008. It will also use 45nm manufacturing technology.