Saturday, December 4, 2021

Turning Power into Intelligence for 12th Gen Chips

Modern microchips are enormously complex — to design, to build and even to understand. At the same time, they’re also fairly simple: Electrical signals go in, something happens inside and electrical signals come out. That’s really it.

From that power-in/power-out perspective, chip architect Arik Gihon has tremendous influence. Based at Intel’s Israel design center, Gihon is the lead power management architect of the 12th Gen Intel® Core® processor family, code-named “Alder Lake.”