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Intel’s Tick-Tock Cycle Skips a Beat

Jul 18

New submitter Ramze writes: Several outlets are reporting on Intel’s confirmation that it will make three generations of 14nm processors, delaying the switch to 10nm. The planned 14nm Kaby Lake processor marks the first time Intel has skipped the “tick” of a die shrink on its regular “tick/tock” cycle. Production of Cannonlake processors on 10nm has been pushed back to the second half of 2017 — likely due to manufacturing difficulties. Intel reported earlier this year that it may have to switch away from silicon to exotic materials such as indium gallium arsenide to make the next shrink to 7nm.

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