Intel wins race…to be Intel

by Ed Korczynski, Senior Technical Editor

Intel’s core competencies of extreme discipline in manufacturing execution and proprietary design and yield-learning methodologies, gave the company a headstart on 45nm transistor results using HK+MG. But if IBM and other companies didn’t start manufacturing work two years ago because they expected HK+MG wouldn’t be needed for 45nm, then perhaps Intel has won a very difficult race… as the single contestant.


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