Automotive DesignLine Blog
In the year-end listmania of Top 10 This-And-That, here's one item that maybe slipped by.
What the headline refers to is The Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007, as gathered by the dudes at Wired magazine.
Of prime interest to Automotive DesignLine readers would be the leadoff item, Intel's development of hafnium-based 45-nm microelectronics technology now seeing applications in the commercial and consumer markets. Intel founder Gordon Moore was quoted as saying it was "the biggest change in transistor technology since the 1960s."
Feature shrinkage from 65 to 45 nm will keep Moore's "Law" humming along for a whilewhile reduced current leakage of hafnium-alloy switches further boosts energy efficiency.