Intel released 14 nm chips for tablets, which is based on the new production process of Intel Core M chip. The Intel company in Santa Clara, California, provides the details of the latest manufacturing technology progress, it can be called a milestone, due to various technical problems has been postponed for nearly six months.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich set a goal: make this year 4000 square plate computer use Intel chips.
this is the first based on the new production process of chips, called Intel Core M, and is based on a called Broadwell architecture design, this design is aimed at tablets and other no cooling fan to operate equipment design. Chip is very thin, only 9 mm or thinner.
Intel platform engineer group vice President Rani Borkar, said the new products in the performance will be able to provide chips before than seven times faster in graphics task processing, and performance can be achieved in conventional computing tasks before 2 times the speed of the products. She also added that hardware designers can provide 2 times when using the battery to battery life, and the size is only about half the size as the current version.
Intel, said the product based on the chip in the first paragraph of the device will go on sale to the holiday shopping season, more devices will be various manufacturers design and mass market in the first half of 2015.
Intel has also announced, Intel’s chip sales will dominate the personal computer market for a long time, and with the PC market as a platform, to continue its technology into the field of tablets and smartphones. At present most of the manufacturers in the field of tablets and smartphones using the chip based on ARM architecture.
tablets of Intel’s latest microprocessors, chips and other brother, was based on a code-named Broadwell technology design and manufacturing.
Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive has set up a 4000 square plate target using Intel chips, so far, however, he said the target task has been completed.
Technalysis Research analyst Bob O ‘Donnell said, powerful technology can effectively help prolong battery life, although now the tablet market is a difficult task for Intel. He also noted that, from the latest technology in the announcement to find a very big problem, Intel should further based on the demand of the market design the product rather than according to the scientific or technical target of engineers design products.
O ‘Donnell said: “this is a more practical attitude than I think we have to see.”
new technology makes the chip manufacturing process strictly controlled within 14 nm. Smaller transistors and other excellent features more “packaging” with powerful computing capacity in a very small chip, the new process to make a series of semiconductor manufacturers continue to shrink the size of the electronic components in technology.
Intel’s latest manufacturing process is called the second industry includes FinFETs technology products. This is a three-dimensional structure of the different from the traditional early transistor. It first appeared in the Intel chip is to enter mass production at the end of 2011, a 22 nm processors.
Intel original 14 nm chips in 2013 is expected to mass production, but last fall will not arrange production according to the previous expected, because some technical problems and didn’t get the detailed explanation, forced production may exist hidden dangers.
Intel, a senior researcher Mark Bohr in development and production has played a vital role in the process, he pointed out that the work of the new process every piece of silicon wafer in initial benefit rate is now using the early nanometer chip production technology. But he stressed that 14 nm chip production process to make chips merit factor increase quickly, and on the other hand than the early technical change or can bring more benefits.
“in our industry internal everyone will admit it with every there is fierce competition for a new generation of products,” this is the Bohr at Intel headquarters told reporters at a news conference. But he added: “we will carry the banner of Moore’s law go further.”
although initially based on new technology of chip is designed for portable devices, but Intel executives has been emphasized that this technology will gradually be introduced in all kinds of electronic products. Including large server systems and desktop PC products.
Intel plans in September of this year’s annual meeting to disclose more details about new technology and new products.