Intel News Highlights at the 2009 International Solid-State Circuits Conferenc

Feb. 4, 2009 — At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, scheduled for Feb. 8-12 in San Francisco, Intel Corporation will present 15 papers and Intel senior Fellow Mark Bohr will hold a keynote in a special invite-only plenary session.
Bohr will discuss the new system-on-a-chip (SoC) era, which will require a fundamental shift in the way semiconductor manufacturers will innovate to keep Moore’s Law alive and well in the next decade. A few of the research presentations throughout the week will discuss technologies expected to enable more capabilities in the future SoC including wireless radio and better graphics on mobile devices.
Intel will lead over half of the microprocessor sessions with four papers discussing the latest 45nm enterprise processors.
A few of the highlighted research papers and presentations from Intel are described in detail below:
System-on-a-chip will keep Moore’s Law alive in the future “The New Era of Scaling in an SoC World”
Mark Bohr, Intel senior Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group, and director, Process Architecture and Integration
Plenary Session 1.3: 10:35 a.m., Feb. 9
The trend of using smaller transistors to build larger microprocessor cores with higher operating frequency is coming to an end as Intel focuses on developing products that deliver energy-efficient computing and increased mobility. Bohr will discuss fundamental shifts required in both transistor development and circuit design to continue innovation in microprocessors. The new era is called system-on-a-chip (SoC), and complete system integration is the future challenge. Intel plans to use its chip design expertise, factory capacity, advanced manufacturing techniques and the economics of Moore’s Law to usher in a new category of highly integrated, purpose-built and Web-savvy SoC designs and products.