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Monday, May 30, 2011

Intel Tri-Gate to hit Indian market this year


Tri-Gate, claimed to be the world's first three-dimensional transistor, based on a 22-nanometer, from the stable of Intel, would be in the market later this year or early next year, a top company official said.

The transistor would be used in all of Intel's product lines, from high-end server chips to the tiny, low-power processors including the Atom-embedded processor, R Ravichandran, Director - Sales, Intel South Asia, told reporters here.

The Tri-Gate transistors form conducting channels on three sides of a vertical 'fin' structure, a major advance from the planar design of transistors in use for the past five decades, he said.

These new chips would provide a 50 per cent power reduction at constant performance, improved switching characteristics and a higher drive current for a given transistor footprint, Ravichandran said.

Another innovative technology from Intel, 'the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family, which also would be released in market in January next, would deliver a visibly smarter PC experience, he said.

Whether we use the PC for digital media, gaming, play or everyday tasks, the new processor delivered even more performance automatically when we need it and have a better visual PC experience built-in, Ravichandran claimed.