Intel to start mass production of 22nm phone and tablet chips in 2013, says TSMC is beat
0. phoneArena 11 Dec 2012, 05:26 posted on
Yesterday at an industry conference Intel announced that it plans to bring this 22nm process to its upcoming chips for smartphones and tablets, too. It already has one in the Motorola RAZR i, for instance, which can go against the ARM-based processors in terms of performance/power consumption ratio, but it is built with 32nm, and a die shrink might give Intel competitive advantage, at least as far as the CPU is concerned, not the graphics part...
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2. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Intel plans for microchips are huge but their workouts aren't.
3. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)
its good to have current mobile chip manufacturers, but we should not, rather CAN NOT neglect the presence of Intel and THE BEST CHIP manufacturer! Intel would produce mobile chips and it WILL surpass current Chip manufactures! Its only a matter of time now....
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
I can't wait to see how Intel 3D mobile chips compare to ARM A15.
1 thing I can't understand is how 22nm technology can "far surpass" 20nm
6. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1106; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
It's because of the "tri-gate method", as in the conventional way the transistors are spread like in a flat surface, while with that Intel managed to stack them in the three dimensions, being able to further increase the transistors density.
TSMC is working in a similar technology, but it's unclear when they will have it ready.
7. jibraihimi (Posts: 698; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
If each year they will continue to reduce the chip's die size by 2nm, then very soon we would be looking at 0nm(zero nm) chips........ But what after 0nm(zero nm)......????
8. fullmonty (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
nano = 1e-09
'nano' is a standard unit prefix, comes after milli (e-03) & micro (e-06); followed by pico (e-12) & femto (e-15) and so on.
9. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
Hit the wall with 1nm lol. First I want to hit single digit