Intel tweak speeds Pentium IIIs

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Intel tweak speeds Pentium IIIs

Intel is manufacturing Pentium III chips with frequencies clocked at better than 800-MHz by using a refinement of CMOS process technology.

Speaking at this week’s International Electron Devices Meeting, senior Intel engineer Tahir Ghani said the “notched-poly” process refinement has already been included in Intel’s 0.18-micron CMOS process and in circuits manufactured with transistor gate lengths of 0.1 micron.

Ghani said Intel had “made Pentium III devices but not shipped [them] yet.” He later qualified that statement, saying, “Some devices have shipped, but we haven’t announced that yet.”

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