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- Intel hopes to reduce chip manufacturing to 1.8 nanometers by 2025.
- The 4nm Meteor Lake processor should be shipped sometime after the Alder Lake series this fall.
- At the same time, it is renaming its 10nm manufacturing to “7”.
In order to catch up with competitors in the PC field, Intel has revealed an active plan to reduce the chip manufacturing process to 4 nanometers, 3 nanometers, and eventually as small as 1.8 nanometers, which will be fully realized by 2025.
Intel’s current 10nm “Enhanced Superfin” manufacturing is being renamed to “7”, although it is not actually a 7nm process, small tools Report. Even if companies such as AMD and Samsung provide this technology in products shipped, the company has been working hard to make 7nm work. In fact, Intel chips are still competitive, but further reduction in size is critical to maintaining performance and energy efficiency.
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The company’s Alder Lake series processors should finally be shipped in the fall of 2021, mixing high-performance and high-efficiency cores to achieve optimal power consumption. Sometime in the future it will be the 4nm Meteor Lake series, which is based on a “tile” design and stacked chip technology called Foveros. Mobile processors such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Apple A14 have reached the 5nm standard.
Even more ambiguous are the plans for 3, 2 and 1.8 nanometer manufacturing. Intel refers to the latter two as “20A” and “18A”, referring to Angstroms, a unit of one-billionth of a meter. 18A processors are currently scheduled to start production in 2025, but the technology may take longer to become popular.
The 7nm problem may indicate more delay. However, Intel does have a strong incentive to make things work, because consumers and corporate customers can easily switch their computers to AMD processors.This will destroy Intel’s core revenue – company Failed to gain a firm foothold in the field of mobile CPUs or cellular chips.