Intel Montecito wafer (close-up), 2009

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Date Introduced
2009
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in
Manufacturer
Intel Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102716243

There are 45 separate microprocessor chips on this silicon wafer, each of which has 1.7 billion transistors. At this size, about 3 million flip-flops could fit on the head of a pin.