As the most technologically advanced product today, the meaning of THE CPU is too important, especially Intel’s X86 processor, Intel CPU-based desktops, notebooks, servers, data centers everywhere. There are probably no more than 10 companies in the world that know how to make and can make high-performance CPUs, and there are only two in the X86 field. Intel recently once again took a look at the question of how the CPU is made, and put on an interesting video.
The CPU manufacturing process in Copley is not out of date, the difference is that it was only 45nmg process, now it has become 14nm, 10nm just, the technology has been upgraded, but most of the content is the same.
However, to illustrate, although each popular is used to start from sand to introduce CPU manufacturing, in fact, CPU manufacturing with the original raw material is not sand, river sand, desert sand is not, but silicon-containing ore, step by step refined into high-purity monocrystalline silicon.
Intel’s popular video address is here.
After watching this video, you will know how the Core i9 processor was made, the next step is the lack of a fab, 12-inch 10nm process plant about $10 billion investment, plus thousands of engineers.