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?
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.
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.