CeBIT 2009: Intel Announces 32-Nanometer Chip

Mar 04, 2009

Intel's Christian Morales presented plans for production of their new 32-nanometer chip at the CeBIT 2009 in Hannover. The faster, smaller and more energy-efficient chip should secure U.S. jobs for some time to come.

Morales, responsible as VP for sales and marketing in the EMEA area, detailed Intel's plans to produce the next generation chip. Thanks to 32-nanometer technology (a human hair is 70,000 nanometers thick in comparison), the chips should be smaller, faster and more energy-efficient.

Intel is contributing about $7 million over the next two years into the chip’s production, focused on sites in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico, thereby creating possibly 7,000 new jobs.

The 32-nanometer chips, code-named Westmere, are to be used in desktop systems and mobile devices. They are based on Intel's Nehalem-C architecture and will have integrated graphics capabilities. Production is planned for the fourth quarter of 2009. The chip is definitely in the running for the smallest ever, although Morales also indicated at the CeBIT press conference that a 22-nanometer chip is also in the making.

Christian Morales from Intel announces the 32-nanometer Westmere chip at CeBIT 2009.

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  • wrong data

    Intel will invest $7 billion over the next two years, not $7 million as the article here indicates.
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