Intel’s Broadwell processors are the company’s first 14 nanometer chips, offering better efficiency than the 22nm Haswell chips they replace.

Later this year Intel will launch its next-gen Skylake chips, but they’re still expected to be based on 14nm designs.

So how long until we get the next die shrink?

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Intel’s Taha Khalifa recently told Gulf News that the first 10nm processors are scheduled to launch in early 2017 — but followed up with a statement saying that 10nm chips are in development but that the company isn’t ready to discuss timing yet.

As some folks have noted, a few years ago Intel had listed 10nm chips as “in research” and expected to launch in 2015 or later. At this point it looks like later is a safe bet.

In the meantime, Intel’s 6th-gen Core “Skylake” chips should begin rolling out later this year, along with 14nm Cherry Trail chips for tablets and other low-power computers. Cherry Trail will be the successor to the Bay Trail processors that have been popular with Windows and Android tablets over the past few years.

via KitGuru and TweakTown

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9 replies on “Report: Intel’s first 10nm chips are on the way (eventually)”

  1. Windows 8
    Ivy Bridge (2012) Surface Pro 2012/ R: 2013

    Windows 8.1/8.1.1
    Haswell (2013) Surface Pro 2 2013; Surface Pro 3 2014

    Windows 10
    Broadwell (2014) Surface 4 2015 ????? since Intel skipping or
    Skylane (2015) Surface 4 2015
    Surface 5 2016; Surface 6 2017
    Cannonlake (2017) Surface 7 2018.

    Interesting Intel!!!!!! 🙂

  2. This is a marketing guy. He doesn’t have more knowledge about the technology development than you or me. What’s the news here anyway? That 10 nm is “in development” and not “in research” anymore? Well, 14 nm is “in production”, what else would be in development???

  3. Am I the only one awed by how small they have been able to go with a process for mass production?

  4. The SkyLake/Windows 10 combo is the big upcoming change. 10nm is too far out at this point to wait for.

    1. For the vast majority of PC users, the current crop of Intel processors are more than fast enough for what they do, and the power savings are only incremental. Even for hard-core gamers, Tom’s Hardware has already begun advising people not to bother spending more than around $250 bucks on a processor, because performance is already maxing out.

      No saying improvements are bad, but compared with the early days of the Intel hegemony, the release of a new generation of chips is not really a big deal in terms of consumer need anymore.

  5. Even 14nm is not really out yet, just Core M and Ultrabook versions and those don’t really count.
    For 10nm others might actually catch up if Intel delays to 2017.
    In other news today TSMC got the ok to build a 16B fab in Taiwan and as far as i know it should include 18 inch wafers but no clue about timing.

    1. No, they count and besides Intel already started shipping the 14nm Cherry Trail SoCs to OEMs and we should see devices based on them in the next two months… It’s mainly the higher end chips that we’re still really waiting on but it’s normal to take up to a year to roll out the whole lineup and ramp up to full production for each product category…

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