Processors

Photos: Intel's 45-nanometer process

A 300-millimeter wafer containing test SRAM chips made on the 45-nanometer process. The manufacturing technique will be used in mass manufacturing late next year. The test chips typically come out just under two years before mass manufacturing.

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