According to the latest internal news from foreign media,Jim Keller’s current work at Intel is not entirely about the new x86 CPU architecture, butDevelopment14nm, 10nm process products, and work with fabs to advance two new processes.
We know that the Intel 10nm process has been late for more than two years, and it still needs to wait. The most optimistic situation is that it will be available at the end of 2019 and will gradually become popular in 2020. In contrast, TSMC, Samsung and GlobalFoundries have started or Ready to mass-produce 7nm, AMD Zen2 architecture products will also be 7nm next year.
Although Intel has repeatedly claimed that its craft is ahead of its competitors, the problem now is that even if the opponent's 7nm is only 10nm, your family is already in mass production, which is unavoidable.Coupled with AMD's step by step, as the leader of Intel for decades, the pressure on the body can be imagined.
I believe this is the key reason why Intel has dug up Jim Keller to promote the new process.
Of course, Jim Keller specializes in architecture design, not process manufacturing. Therefore, Intel should be more involved in process technology, R&D and production schedules, optimize architecture and product design, and help launch the market as soon as possible.
There was news before,Intel has been adjusting the 10nm process, in order to reduce the technical requirements in order to mass production as soon as possible, so the Intel 10nm we finally see may be just a shrinking version, which is not 7nm than the opponent.