14-Nm Intel Smartphone CPU Set for 2014

Moore's Law either accelerates or is being left behind

By on February 28th, 2012 12:39 GMT
If people thought Medfield was an improvement compared to what Intel previously tried to charm smartphone makers with, the future chips are sure to impress.

Word just came out that Intel means to introduced 14nm mobile processors by 2014.

This means that it wants to move faster than Moore's Law, which stipulates that the number of transistors that can be placed inside an integrated circuit, without increasing costs, doubles every two years.

Intel's reported reason for speeding up is that the mobile segment progresses faster than the desktop/notebook market.

We have recently seen that the existing Medfield, as well as some future chips, have been adopted by Orange and others.

The Santa Clara company hopes to score even bigger with the 22nm units, set for 2013.

As such, by the time 14nm chips are ready, Intel will have secured its spot in the tablet and phone industry, assuming ARM doesn't pull out some sort of hidden ace.

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