In a presentation at the IEDM 2019 conference, which brings together leading electronic device manufacturers, ASML eventually revealed some of Intel’s plans. According to the Dutch company forecast, Intel could produce 1.4-nanometer chips in 2029.
The plans of the US giant are present on a slide that shows the evolution of the company’s lithography over a period of 10 years (2019-2029). Counting on the slogan “In Moore We Trust”, the graph suggests that Intel should work with 10 nanometers between 2019 and 2021.
As we know, the company has already launched the tenth generation Intel Core family (Ice Lake), so there is no big news here. Things start to get “more interesting” from 2022 when the company should progressively advance with 7, 5, 3 and 2 nm by 2028.
As we can see above, Intel is expected to launch its first 1.4-nanometer chip in 2029. However, the technological challenges along the way are greater. Therefore, the slide makes it clear that the lithography change should continue to happen every two years.
In this period, Intel must also adapt the technology to make it large-scale, as the difficulty tends to grow as chips are reduced. For now, Intel has not commented on the slide of its partner’s presentation.
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Even so, when we are talking about Intel, we need to be a little cautious. This is because the company’s 10 nm chips were delayed and were only released this year. However, it is important to note that the company should use EUV on its 7 nm chips by 2021.