Intel Currently Testing 14 nm Tri-Gate Transistors

Mr. Bliemer discusses that Intel has taken the next generation manufacturing process, that would be 14 nm, from the drawing board to the test lab, even with the 22 nm based Ivy Bridge processor yet to hit the market. This keeps Intel's Tick-Tock strategy going as planned. It is not just the shrinking of the manufacturing process that drives the strategy but also the introduction of new solutions in the transistor design. Intel's Tri-Gate transistors will be introduced with the 22 nm Ivy Bridge, but will see further improvement in the next-generation 14 nm process.

"We need to keep going and you can trust me that in our labs we actually have the next generation after 22nm running, so we need to keep going," Bliemer said. "I cannot really disclose more about that other than that in a laboratory-environment, absolutely we do have the path, our engineers do have the path to actually go and produce 14nm products."

A 2D (planar) transistor compared to a 3D (tri-gate) transistorA 2D (planar) transistor compared to a 3D (tri-gate) transistor

Read more on the interview at Nordic Hardware.

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  • ksampanna
    Intel's present is always quite far in our future.

    Me: Hey dude check it out, it's your latest 22nm i7 I'm using.
    Intel engineer: Hmm ... my grandfather was in the design team. He died before I was born. My dad designed this 14nm chip, maybe you'l see that in a few years. Meanwhile, check out this cool mobile 8 nm chip, runs circles around your i7. Your children will be fortunate enough to use this.
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  • lunaticwoda
    Cant wait for 1nm chips :D
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  • Goldengoose
    GreaseMonkey_62I've always been an AMD fan, but with Intel's tri-gate transistor, ever shrinking architecture and Bulldozer fail, I'm starting to lean towards Intel for my next build.

    I don't like to admit it but i am too.
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  • de5_Roy
    damn... hey competitors, better watch out.
    still, until ivb gets benchmarked, all of this is still just speculation.
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  • lunaticwoda
    Cant wait for 1nm chips :D
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  • ksampanna
    Intel's present is always quite far in our future.

    Me: Hey dude check it out, it's your latest 22nm i7 I'm using.
    Intel engineer: Hmm ... my grandfather was in the design team. He died before I was born. My dad designed this 14nm chip, maybe you'l see that in a few years. Meanwhile, check out this cool mobile 8 nm chip, runs circles around your i7. Your children will be fortunate enough to use this.
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