In 2014, Intel released 5-generation Broadwell processors for 14nm process technology. In October 2017, the 8-generation Coffee Lake came out with a 14nm +++ architecture. What does this mean and what to expect next?
The personal computer market grew until 2010. Then, smartphones began to displace the PC, which affected the reduction of total supplies:
The market declined by almost a third, from $ 90 billion to $ 60 billion. To survive, the company had to take a number of measures that included staff cuts, stopping the development department’s financing, freezing the construction of the new Fab42 plant and using a cheaper and quickly useless thermal interface:
For AMD, these events turned into a coma for 5 years, until 2017, by the beginning of the production of the ZEN architecture:
In February 2017, the construction of the Intel Fab42 plant was resumed, more than $ 7 billion was invested, the expected delivery dates are 3-4 years and the plant is reoriented for products using 7nm technology. Given this, we can conclude that in 2019 we will not see from Intel a new process technology, and in the middle of 2020-2021 there will be a jump right up to 7nm.
Also, the company began to work actively in the sphere of graphics, which will allow to enter the video card market in the future and thus compete with AMD / NVidia: