Intel Produces Semiconductorâ€™s First 45 Nanometer Chip
Most nano chip production today, including Intel's newer processors, are at the 65nm level, with the 45nm mark considered the next level. The creation of the 45nm chip means improved battery life for mobile devices and more opportunities to build smaller and more powerful platforms. The 45nm Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) chip is also an important first step towards mass production of complex electronics devices. The chip, which has more than 1 billion transistors, was developed at Intelâ€™s Oregon facility. The company plans to establish 45nm fabrication lines in Israel and Arizona, and expects to deliver production using 45nm processes by 2007.