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There is no end to progress in the semiconductor sector

There is no end to progress in the semiconductor sector

Inventory: Current CPUs are manufactured with 0.18 microns, the GeForce3 with 0.15 microns and the outstanding CPUs from Intel (Tualatin) and AMD ('Hammer Series', Thoroughbred core) with 0.13. And even that was thought to be almost impossible a few years ago.

But Canon and Infineon are now in Cooperation succeeded in producing semiconductors with a diameter of only 0.07 microns for the first time. This was made possible by the use of a new fluorine laser with a wavelength of just 157 nanometers. The technology should be ready for the market in 2006. And progress never ends. Intel reported days ago that it had developed transistors with a gate length of just 0.02 microns. The CPUs manufactured on this basis should make a full 20 GHz possible in 2007. Some time ago, the CPUs on today's technology were predicted to end soon, but now it is as if the manufacturers could still rely on the current design of their CPUs for a while and continue to increase the performance. However, one should also pay attention to the parallel development of alternative chip technologies (e.g. linking organic neurons with processors). However, there is one main reason why manufacturers are now promoting their latest technological achievements. You want to strengthen your image and put a stop to the constant devaluation of share prices and the associated loss of capital.

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