AMD announces new transistor technology

— 3:14 AM on June 12, 2003

Today AMD announced the development of new high-performance transistors that offer higher speeds than current transistors. Here's the skinny, straight from the press release:

One set of transistors presented today use fully-depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FDSOI) technology and deliver the highest PMOS (P-channel metal-oxide semiconductor) transistor speed ever published: up to a 30% increase versus previously published transistors. The other set use Strained-Silicon and AMD metal gate technology to deliver 20-25% higher NMOS (N-channel metal-oxide semiconductor) performance relative to conventional Strained-Silicon transistors.
Want to geek out on the technical details of AMD's new transistors? Check these technical presentations on the new Silicon-on-Insulator and Strained-Silicon technology.
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