Thursday, September 13, 2012

Intel: 10nm geometry is still economical

Well, if combined with 450mm wafers.
As for Intel's research into 450mm wafers, Bohr said that the larger wafers are somewhere between four and five years away, once again making the technology unlikely to hit in time for Intel's 10nm process node.
TMSC invest $10B in 450mm
With spending on 450mm R&D alone estimated to range between $8 and $40 billion, capital expenses for the first generation of high-volume manufacturing will probably exceed $25 billion as soon as 2016-2017, SEMI reported.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: What will happen after, with 7nm node? Nobody knows. No 450mm by then, no economical 7nm production. 7nm seems to be the last unified manufacturing road. Then the split will follow.

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