Intel trying to stay true to Moore's Law and launch 10nm chips in 2017

02/02/2015 - 00:00

By Daniel Nenni -

As I have mentioned before, Intel and the foundries approach process development from different starting points. Intel is committed to Moore’s law in reducing the transistor cost by increasing the process density in a near linear fashion. The foundries on the other hand work closely with partners and customers to determine the power, performance, and area (PPA) goals of the next process node within a specific time to market (TTM). As we all know, Apple has a very specific TTM (iTTM) which will always be the priority.