The usual 2 years alternating Tick-Tock model of Intel's processor production has now changed to a more 3-4 years oriented model. The shrinkage of feature sizes is essentially delayed and e.g. the 14nm process has now two 'extensions' (14nm+ and 14nm++).

Technology details about the upcoming 10nm process can be found here:

The latest report of the ITRS (May 2016) predicts that the shrinking of the feature size on chips will have economical limits.

  • ITRS_prediction_gate_schrinking_May2016.png:

The production node-names (e.g. 22nm 14nm etc.) are since the 65nm process technology not anymore representing the real feature sizes on the silicon, but are rather production names. And these names represent different technologies for the 4 main foundries (INTEL, TSMC, Globalfoundrie and SAMSUNG). The following table shows the real feature sizes for the production name:

  • feature_size_comparison.png:
    feature_size_comparison.png cpu_feature_sizes_Feb2017.JPG standard_cell_feature_sizes.JPG

The difference in node name and feature sizes can be seen also in the flowing plots from an INTEL talk at the Intel-Developer-Forum in autumn 2016.

  • Gate-pitch_intel.png: * Cell-size_intel.png: * Cell-size-2_intel.png:

Gate-pitch_intel.png Cell-size_intel.png Cell-size-2_intel.png

16. Aug 2017 schedule of Ice Lake from Intel, 10nm process

  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide1.png:

  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide2.png:

  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide3.png:

  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide4.png:

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  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide6.png:

  • intel_ice_lake_10nm_Slide7.png:
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