Intel CPUs with 0.13 micrometer technology
Intel announced that they have manufactured the world's first processors using the new 0.13 micrometer technology. The current manufacturing technology is 0.18 micrometers.
Thanks to the new technology, the new chips are faster, require less electricity, therefore generate less heat and are cheaper to manufacture than their predecessors. The first Pentium processors using the new technology are to be produced from mid-2001. Due to the reduced size of the structure widths, the size of the L2 cache on the processor core should increase and the supply voltage should be able to be reduced to 1.0 volts. Instead of aluminum, Intel is now using copper for the line structures.