Intel announced a new, 3D method of chip building. The new process will allow for computer chips to process information quicker and with less power in less space. The third dimension was necessary to increase power and speed while reducing the amount of space required. Think about it like a developer in New York City. Land is expensive, so the best way to make efficient use of it would be to build skyward, increasing efficiency while utilizing the same or less space.
Intel says that their new chips will be 37% faster in low-voltage applications and would cut power consumption by as much as 50%. “The timing of the announcement Wednesday is significant, said Dr. Bohr, because it is evidence that the world’s largest chip maker is not slipping from the pace of doubling the number of transistors that can be etched onto a sliver of silicon every two years, a phenomenon known as Moore’s Law”
Competitors claim that Intel might be going down the wrong path by investing billions into an unproven technology, but the rewards of accomplishing this feat could outweigh the risks.
How do you see this advancement in Chip technology affecting technology in general? How will it affect the IT industry and business computing?