Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Intel’s Components Research Labs Is Where Tomorrow Begins

Walk into Intel’s Components Research (CR) labs in Oregon and you see an overhead sign: “This is where tomorrow begins.” CR scientists and engineers invent and develop novel materials used in Intel microprocessors, system-on-chip products and 5G devices. They are always improving transistor and system performance and overcoming the problems of physics that arise as chips’ features shrink to the atomic scale. That often requires inventing exotic materials – creating new chemical compounds, in some cases – to build the extremely thin computer chip layers that are crafted one atom or molecule at a time.