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Intel confirms special acceleration; Ivy Q4 2011; 8nm by 2017

BenthonBenthon Member Posts: 2,069

Pretty cool to hear that they are looking at 8nm by 2017 and that they are equipping four factories for the 22nm. Let's see if technical limitations throw them off schedule.


Here's the article:


He who keeps his cool best wins.


  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,687

    The 8 nm in 2017 is meaningless bluster.  A while back, Intel promised 4 nm in 2021 at a conference.  That's not special inside information.  That's a back of the envelope calculation that if we get a die shrink every 2 years, then we'll have 4 of them in the next 8 years, and 6 of them in the next 12 years.

    Ivy Bridge in Q4 2011 likely means shipping for revenue, not available at retail.  That's how Intel puts Westmere in 2009 and Sandy Bridge in 2010.  At an investor conference call, when Intel gets paid is what the audience cares about, not when the products are available at retail.

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