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Intel Announces Plans To Acquire Tower Semiconductor

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    Phoronix: Intel Announces Plans To Acquire Tower Seminconductor

    One day after AMD completed its acquisition of Xilinx, Intel has announced this morning they plan to acquire Tower Semiconductor...

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    and a fab in California from when itm erged with Jazz Technologies in 2008.


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      Good choice, this is big news. It's very interesting Intel acquired silicon-germanium (SiGe) semiconductor IP.
      SiGe is a direct bandgap semiconductor. Switching and clocks might be significantly faster on the same process node than silicon. And although some processes go ten times as fast, a tenfold multiplier for processor clocks might be a tad too optimistic.
      Maybe Intel could finally make that 20+GHz Pentium processor they thought they would make 20 years ago.