Intel reveals what will power its next-generation of chips, the 3D Tri-Gate transistor. Intel says the increased performance and reduced power consumption is the future of 22nm-based devices from handhelds to cloud-based servers.
This image shows the vertical fins of Intel’s revolutionary tri-gate transistors passing through the gates.
Color added for visual effect.
Intel describes this photo: "On the left side is the 32nm planar transistor in which the current (represented by the yellow dots) flows in a plane underneath the gate. On the right is the 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate transistor with current flowing on 3 sides of a vertical fin."
A “before” picture, showing 32nm transistors with the source, drain and channel (the latter covered by the gate) all in the same plane.