Intel to hit 65nm-45nm cross-over in 2008
AMD hasn't even released a processor based on 65nm process technology yet, but Intel plans to waste no time with its 45nm process. Intel's process architecture and integration director stated earlier this week that the company had already started sampling its first 45nm chips and that the chips would hit the market in the second half of 2007 as planned.
According to DigiTimes, one of Intel's technology analysts has now disclosed that the chipmaker plans to hit the cross-over point from its current 65nm process to the 45nm process in 2008. By then, Intel will be producing more processors on the 45nm process than the 65nm one. AMD, meanwhile, plans to start shipping its first 45nm processors in mid-2008.