Intel is aiming to deliver a billion-transistor chip (dual core?) in 2005, rather than the original target date of 2007. The accelerated introduction of the billion-transistor integrated circuit was discussed by Jai Hakhu, vice president of Intel’s Technology Manufacturing Group. This has been advanced by a couple of years. With its 2005 goal and its manufacturing prowess, Intel appears determined to be first to reach the milestone. Immersion lithography still holds great interest for Intel as it continues to work on extreme ultraviolet lithography.

Intel is aiming to deliver a billion-transistor (dual core?) chip in 2005, rather than the original target date of 2007. The accelerated introduction of the billion-transistor integrated circuit was discussed by Jai Hakhu, vice president of Intel’s Technology Manufacturing Group. This has been advanced by a couple of years. With its 2005 goal and its manufacturing prowess, Intel appears determined to be first to reach the milestone. Immersion lithography still holds great interest for Intel as it continues to work on extreme ultraviolet lithography.