Intel is ready to made investment of 7 billion dollars to setup its new factory in Arizona to complete Fab 42, which is presumed to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. Lets see!
The factory is located in Chandler, Arizona, and is expected to bring in the 7nm manufacturing process which will be a dramatic leap over Intel’s newly announced 10nm fabrication technology.
What it will do?
The factory is expected to manufacture microprocessors to power data centers and hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. The announcement for the new facility was made by U.S. President Donald Trump and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House.
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel said, “Intel’s business continues to grow and investment in manufacturing capacity and R&D ensures that the pace of Moore’s law continues to march on, fueling technology innovations the world loves and depends on.” He also said that This factory will help the U.S. maintain its position as the global leader in the semiconductor industry.
What is Moore Law?
Moore’s Law is a concept coined by Intel’s co-founder Gordon Moore, who stated in his papers in the year 1965, that the number of transistors per square inch will double every two years while their cost will also go down.
Future Moore law representation
The 7nm manufacturing process, which is primarily going to happen at Fab 42 will be the most advanced semiconductor process technology used in the world and represents the future of Moore’s Law. Many believe that it could be the last leg of Moore’s Law.
It’s a Big deal!
performance of the CPU itself doubles every two years, while the tech becomes more affordable for consumers every year due to economies of scale. However, this hasn’t really been the case with the recent CPU’s in the market.
Story credits – Gizmodo