Intel’s glass substrate promises 1 trillion transistors by 2030
Intel announced Monday their progress in commercializing glass substrates toward the end of the decade. The company said that glass substrates are an improvement in design, allowing more transistors to be connected in a package and will help overcome the limitations of organic materials.
Intel says its new glass substrate will help the company create more powerful processors with better production yields.
“The A17 Pro processor in Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro has 19 billion transistors. Intel’s Ponte Vecchio supercomputing processor has more than 100 billion. By the end of the decade, Intel expects processors with — if you can imagine it — a trillion transistors.”
“Glass substrates can tolerate higher temperatures, offer 50% less pattern distortion, and have ultra-low flatness for improved depth of focus for lithography, and have the dimensional stability needed for extremely tight layer-to-layer interconnect overlay,” said Intel in a press release.
Intel believes glass substrates can enable the continued scaling of transistors in a package and advance Moore’s Law.
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