Intel may be forced to delay thinner production processes

Intel may be forced to delay thinner production processes

It has been more than a year since we began to talk actively about Intel’s 14 nm desktop Broadwell processors but they are nowhere to be seen. Expected sometime in 2015 the chips may suffer additional delays due to difficulties that Intel faces with the production of these very advanced chips. While there are no problems with the architecture itself the issues lie in the very fine 14 nm production process. As transistors become thinner and thinner more difficulties arise and they become reasons for such delays.

Speaking of this some analysts believe that Intel’s famous tick-tock strategy is actively failing as we speak. About a year ago the company was forced to admit that delays in the supply of so-called EUV scanners had made it cancel the use of super hard ultraviolet radiation in the manufacturing of chips not only for the 10 nm production process but also for the 7 nm as well. Now a quick look at the Intel roadmap reveals that in 2015 we were supposed to get 10 nm chips which are not only nowhere to be seen but also there are no words on them as well. The 7 nm tech process was also scheduled for 2017 but given the problems with the 14 nm and 10 nm processes it will also be late. In a few words expect the 10 nm process in 2016 at the earliest and 7 nm in 2018 at the earliest. Add the minor performance improvements in each Intel CPU generation and you will get a picture that is not nice.

There are some good things in this technology slowdown, though, at least for end users. You will not have to upgrade that often and this is not a bad thing. Just remember the 1980s-1990s and you will see that we have been through such an era. And we survived it.

Source: Tech4Gamers.com

Related posts

Cooler Master debuts GM Series PSUs

The Taiwanese maker of computer components, cooling and power supply units (PSU) Cooler Master has announced the new GM Series of power supply units. The new line belongs to the company’s value oriented products but even then bets on new and improved technologies. Designed...

Eurocom releases the M5 Pro Ultra HD notebook

Eurocom releases the M5 Pro Ultra HD notebook

The popular maker of notebooks Eurocom has launched what seems to be the best notebook that the market has ever seen up until now – the M5 Pro Ultra HD notebook. In addition to premium hardware the M5 Pro Ultra HD notebook blurs the lines between notebooks, ultrabooks and gaming in order to...

Intel preps Ivy Bridge chip with no integrated GPU

Intel has confirmed the arrival of a GPU-less Ivy Bridge chip that will be known as Core i5-3350P. The “P” stands for no integrated GPU but otherwise the i5-3350P is just an Ivy Bridge chip, based on 22 nm technology with four cores, no HyperThreading, 6 MB L3 cache and 3.10 GHz of...

Leave a comment