MrSeb writes: "When Intel launched Ivy Bridge last week, it didn’t just release a new CPU — it set a new record. By launching 22nm parts at a time when its competitors (TSMC and GlobalFoundries) are still ramping their own 32/28nm designs, Intel gave notice that it’s now running a full process node ahead of the rest of the semiconductor industry. That’s an unprecedented gap and a fairly recent development; the company only began pulling away from the rest of the industry in 2006, when it launched 65nm. But how has Intel managed to pull so far ahead? Joel Hruska of ExtremeTech talks to Mark Bohr, Senior Intel Fellow and the Director of Process Architecture and Integration to find out some of Chipzilla's tips and tricks."
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