Intel Designs New Process for Mobile Chips

Published on December 10, 2012
by Don Clark

Intel Corp. on Monday disclosed details of a new recipe for making chips for mobile devices, a key element of the technology giant’s high-stakes campaign to improve its lagging position in that fast-growing market.

The Silicon Valley company last year broke new ground by introducing three-dimensional transistor structures into its chips, a sharp departure from past designs to boost computing speed and reduce power consumption. But Intel had not yet adapted those tiny switching elements — which Intel calls TriGate transistors — for products such as smartphones and tablets.

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