Intel has completed the development phase of its next-generation manufacturing process that shrinks chip circuitry to 32 nanometers, the chipmaker said Tuesday night.
Intel processors are currently made on a 45nm process. Generally, smaller geometries result in faster and more power-efficient processors.
The chipmaker said in a statement that The company is on track for production readiness of this future generation (of transistors) in the fourth quarter of 2009 and also added that it will provide technical details about the 32nm process technology at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) next week in San Francisco.
Finishing the development phase for 32nm process technology keeps Intel on track with its "tick-tock" strategy.