In downtown San Francisco earlier this morning, Intel gathered journalists for its “most significant technology announcement of the year.” The news? Intel’s 22-nm manufacturing process will be the first to employ 3D tri-gate transistors, resulting in substantial power savings and performance increases. Not only that, but we’ll be seeing the fruits of Intel’s labor next year with Ivy Bridge, the successor to Sandy Bridge, which will be based on the new transistor type. (Ivy Bridge was demoed running inside three different PCs at the event.)
– From Intels Press release.