http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110504/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_intel_faster_chipsThe switches, known as transistors, have typically been flat. By adding a third dimension — "fins" that jut up from the base — Intel will be able to make the transistors and chips smaller. Think of how skyscrapers address the need for more office space when land is scarce.
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Will keep Moores Law axiom alive and hopefully we'll see them next year.
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Engineers believe Intel's new transistors will keep the axiom going for years to come. Chips with the 3-D transistors will be in full production this year and appear in computers in 2012.