Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) issued a report on Tuesday saying that it will substitute its “tick-tock” chip production cycle to follow a new three-step development procedure, in order to “lengthen the amount of time [available to] utilize… process technologies.”
During the last years, the chip giant has been following a process that includes developing a new manufacturing technique in the production cycle of an specific product (tick!), and then the company upgrades the microprocessors of the same product in the next production cycle (tock!), as explained by Jamie Condliffe from Gizmodo.
Now, Intel will add a new step called “Optimization”. For instance, the new Kaby Lake processor will be the third Intel Chip with 14-nanometer processes, after the Broadwell and Skylake. As a result, the next set of chips with a 10-nanometer process, called Cannonlake, won’t appear until mid-2017.
“We expect to lengthen the amount of time we will utilize our 14nm and our next generation 10nm process technologies, further optimizing our products and process technologies while meeting the yearly market cadence for product introductions.” Said Intel in an annual report filing, according to Gizmodo.
According to the company, it will continue to develop new Intel Core microarchitecture for desktops and notebooks, including ultrabooks and hybrid devices, and Intel Xeon processors regularly, as part of its Research and Development efforts.
Intel continues as the world’s leader in chips development
Intel announced last Tuesday that several new products presented by Samsung are using Intel technology. For instance, the new Galaxy TabPro S is powered by a 6th generation Intel Core m processor to offer a great performance for people on the go and mobile professionals.
On the other hand, the new set of ultralight Notebook 9 laptops come with processors from the Intel Core i family, said the tech giant in a press release published last Tuesday. Using the latest Intel processors, the new Samsung computers are able to offer an extended battery life of up to 12 hours for the 15-inch model.
Lovers of building their own PC computers at home will be benefited from the new three-step process since motherboards will now support the latest Intel chips for three years. Usually, this PC component is discontinued by manufacturers after two years, when Intel changes the nanometers of the process technologies.
Source: Intel Report