Intel today announced it is developing an ultra-low profile 65 nm process that will enable production of very low power processors. The ultra-low power process will be Intel's second generation 65 nm process technology. The 65 nm process will provide obvious benefits over Intel?s current 90 nm manufacturing process like lower voltage requirements which equates to less heat and lower power consumption - the current buzz word of the moment.
One of the factors in decreasing chip power consumption, which is important to mobile and battery-operated devices, is improving the design of the transistor. Lost electricity leaking from these microscopic transistors, even when they are in their "off" state, is a problem that is a challenge for the entire industry