Intel Makes First Chip At 45nm

Intel Corp. said on Wednesday it had made the world’s first microchip using tiny new manufacturing methods that promise to let the world’s top chipmaker make more powerful, efficient processors. The fingernail-sized memory chip is etched with 1 billion transistors that are only 45 nanometers wide — about 1,000 times smaller than a red blood cell, said Mark Bohr, a leading Intel engineer.

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