Intel to manufacture 3D Transistors — Faster, Smaller, Use Less Power

From NPR:

Intel Corp. said Wednesday that it has redesigned the electronic switches on its chips so that computers can keep getting cheaper and more powerful.

The switches, known as transistors, have typically been flat. By adding a third dimension “fins” that jut up from the base Intel will be able to make the transistors and chips smaller. Think of how skyscrapers address the need for more office space when land is scarce.

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