Intel’s First 14 NM Fab Process Tablet



Intel has finally released new details on its newest microarchitecture after a delay of over 6 months due to some technical problems. This new microarchitecture is optimized with Intel’s industry-leading 14 nm manufacturing process. The first product off the line which is being released is Intel’s new tablet focused Broadwell chip. This new technology and combination is aimed at providing high performance and low power capabilities to serve a broad array of computing needs.

Rani Borkar, Intel vice president and general manager of product development said, “Intel’s integrated model – the combination of our design expertise with the best manufacturing process – makes it possible to deliver better performance and lower power to our customers and to consumers.”

“This new microarchitecture is more than a remarkable technical achievement. It is a demonstration of the importance of our outside-in design philosophy that matches our design to customer requirements” she added.

Also, Mark Bohr, Intel senior fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group, and director, Process Architecture and Integrationsaid, “Intel’s 14 nanometer technology uses second-generation Tri-gate transistors to deliver industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor. Intel’s investments and commitment to Moore’s law is at the heart of what our teams have been able to accomplish with this new process.”

Intel noted that the Intel architects and designers have achieved more than two times reduction in the thermal design point when comparison to previous generation processors while providing similar performance and improved battery life. It’s the world’s first 14 nm technology in volume production. It uses second-generation Tri-gate (FinFET) transistors which havefewer “fins” spaced more closely together to improved component density, while the fins themselves are taller and thinner for increased drive current and performancewith industry-leading performance, power, density and cost per transistor. This new technology will indeed leads in a wave of innovation in new form factors, experience and systems.

It has been determined that in the first half of 2015, the first systems based on the Intel Core M processor will be on shelves for the holiday selling season followed by broader OEM.However, additional products based on the Broadwell microarchitecture and 14 nm process technologies will be introduced in the coming months. In order to take the full advantages of the new capabilities of the 14 nm manufacturing process to operate at a lower operating voltage and feature an enhanced version of Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, Intel is after this new tablet.


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