Is Intel's 3-D transistor a game changer?

New technology increases chip speed and efficiency, extends limits of Moore's Law

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This change in the basic structure is a truly revolutionary approach, and one that should allow Moore's Law, and the historic pace of innovation, to continue."

In an official statement, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said, "Intel's scientists and engineers have once again reinvented the transistor, this time utilizing the third dimension."

When he puts it that way, it sounds really cool.

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