The combination of Intel's cutting-edge 3-D tri-gate transistor
technology and architectural enhancements help make possible up to double the 3-D graphics and HD media processing performance compared with Intel's previous generation of chips.
Intel's 3-D Tri-Gate transistor
technology and 22nm manufacturing process provides significant benefits over legacy planar designs," said Jim Finnegan, senior vice president of engineering at Netronome.
Anticipating this, Intel research scientists in 2002 invented what they called a Tri-Gate transistor
, named for the three sides of the gate.
are likely to play a critical role in Intel's future energy efficient performance capabilities because they offer considerably lower leakage and consume much less power than today's planar transistors.
Since originally announced last year, Intel researchers have successfully shrunk the size of the tri-gate transistor
(measured by the gate length) from 60 nanometers (nm) to 30 nm.
Intel's tri-gate transistor
employs a novel 3-D structure, like a raised, flat plateau with vertical sides, which allows electronic signals to be sent along the top of the transistor and along both vertical sidewalls as well.
, which have only been in development at Intel for the last decade, improve performance and energy efficiency in the company's Core line of chips, starting with Ivy Bridge processors released in 2012.
The Core i7-3770K is based on a 22nm process incorporating tri-gate transistors
popularly known as 3D transistors, which allows faster switching of states, and packing in more transistors.
Intel will further accelerate the Ultrabook innovation in 2012 with third generation Intel Core processors, codenamed "Ivy Bridge," with the help of its 22nm 3D tri-gate transistors
Intel's CEO said the company's engineers will further accelerate Ultrabook innovation with Intel's "Ivy Bridge" 22nm technology early next year with the help of the company's revolutionary 3-D Tri-gate transistors
These SoCs are based on the Intel Silvermont microarchitecture, utilizing Intel s industry-leading 22nm process technology with 3-D Tri-Gate transistors
, which deliver significant improvements in computational HMI performance and energy efficiency.
Intel's leading-edge 14nm low-power process technology, which includes the second generation of Tri-Gate transistors
, is optimized for low-power applications.