45 Nanometer - Commercial Introduction

Commercial Introduction

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. started mass production of System-on-a-chip (SoC) for use in digital consumer equipment based on the 45-nm process technology.

Intel shipped its first 45 nanometer based processor, the Xeon 5400-series, in November 2007.

Many details about Penryn appeared at the April 2007 Intel Developer Forum. Its successor is called Nehalem. Important advances include the addition of new instructions (including SSE4, also known as Penryn New Instructions) and new fabrication materials (most significantly a hafnium-based dielectric).

AMD released its Sempron II, Athlon II, Turion II and Phenom II (in generally increasing order of strength), as well as Shanghai Opteron processors using the 45-nm process technology.

The Xbox 360 S, released in 2010, has its Xenon processor in 45 nm process.

The PlayStation 3 Slim model introduced Cell Broadband Engine in 45 nm process.

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