Intel's 22nm processors, better known as Ivy Bridge, are fresh out of the fab and have given the Santa Clara's Core architecture a kick in the pants. But is the successor to Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E already old news? Not exactly, though a peek at Intel's Research & Development roadmap reveals that a 14nm manufacturing process is already in development, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Slides of Intel's R&D pipeline were posted to XBitLabsand show that 14nm is being developed from now through around 2014. Starting in 2015, Intel will look to 10nm, 7nm, and even 5nm, which are currently being researched.
"Our research and development is quite deep, I talk about ten years," Intel CEO Paul Otellini told XbitLabs.
No kidding. Intel is currently upgrading fabs in Oregon, Arizona, and Israel for 22nm, and the chip maker plans to invest in its Oregon, Arizona, and Ireland plants for 14nm and beyond.