The Pentium chips released in 1993 used 800-nanometer nodes at 60 MHz, and Intel's latest chip uses 32-nanometer nodes (25 times smaller) at 3.73 GHz (over 62 times quicker) with 6 cores (for more complex calculations and simultaneous processing).
Moore's Law


For its big bet on domestic manufacturing

It's Moore's Law for the shovel-ready crowd: Intel announced a plan to build a new research lab in Oregon and upgrade other American facilities--a nearly $8 billion commitment. Sure, Intel needs state-of-the-art fabs to create the shrinking chip for computing innovations yet to be imagined. But CEO Paul Otellini says he also wants to grow the economy--and encourage other execs to manufacture in the U.S. Intel estimates that it will create at least 800 permanent jobs and up to 8,000 construction jobs.

Photograph courtesy of: Intel

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