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) transistor
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