IDF, skeptical students, 22nm and the relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law

IDF tends to generate excitement among interviewing graduate students (all the fascinating new technologies discussed at IDF ranging from in-vehicle infotainment, through common connected computing and cloud computing, and to such “green” concepts as smart grid, provides great motivation for interviewing at … Read more >

IEDM, 32nm, and the all new 2010 Intel® Core Processor Family

With today’s launch of the all new 2010 Intel® Core Processor Family (based on Westmere, code name for our 32nm project), this is a great time to discuss the the 32nm process technology (and the semiconductor communities response to this technology!)   Traditionally, … Read more >

Doodles … and mobility enhancement

The Intel “Doodle” advertisement went public recently.  While an actress plays me (the idea is the actress is younger, prettier and taller than I am J) the doodles are mine and capture technical highlights of various Intel projects I’ve been … Read more >

A look at the future of the transistor from the Solid State Devices and Materials Conference (SSDM)

I’m writing this on the plane from Narita airport to Portland as I return from  giving the plenary talk at the Solid State Devices and Materials conference (SSDM), in Sendai Japan.  It is always exciting to visit these device conferences … Read more >