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27 January 2007 @ 3pm


Intel Getting Some Good Press Today

Thanks to the New York Times, Washington Post and the BBC, Intel’s new 45nm process is in the spotlight today. The engineering behind these chips is absolutely astonishing and so is the overall turn-around of Intel as a company over the last year (shame they had to fire all those people, though…).

Robert Scoble, too, has put up his video of a tour he got at Intel’s D1D development fab in Hillsboro, OR a few weeks back.

While I don’t work at Intel, I have relatives and friends who do so. It is nice to see the work they do spotlighted in the mainstream media, especially considering that most of them work in white bunny suits everyday where they become almost indistinguishable from each other.

For most of us, it is hard to imagine the absolute precision and incredibly small margins of error these people work with.