Paul van Gerven
12 December 2019

At the IEDM, this week in San Francisco, some more details were revealed about Intel’s plans for the next decade. Several media report ASML CTO Martin van den Brink showing a (slightly edited) Intel roadmap, stretching all the way up to 2029. The processor maker intends to restore its original two-year cadence for node upgrades, starting in 2021 with the release of 7nm chips, working its way up to what could reasonably be called the 1.4nm node in 2029. That node is still in research, though.

Intel previously announced its intention to restore Moore’s Law to full glory after its 10nm generation got severely delayed. Scheduled for release in 2016, only recently 10nm production started to get ramped. Interestingly, according to the slide, there appears to be no direct relation between the original 10nm and the upcoming 7nm node.

Intel slide from Martin van den Brink’s IEDM keynote. The node designations (10, 7 and so on) are ASML edits. Source: Wikichip