In the second quarter of the financial results released today, Intel announced a series of new advances in advanced technology, despite the decline in revenue and earnings, and there are many reasons for this. Instead of delaying the production of 20A and 18A technologies, Intel announced a series of new advances.
Starting from the 12th generation Core last year, Intel has mass-produced Intel 7 technology, which is equal to the technology of your friends. This is not only the first new technology after the name change of Intel technology, but also the starting point of the 5th generation CPU technology to be mastered in the next 4 years. They are Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3, Intel 20A, Intel 18A.
The Intel 7 is the main force of the current model. In addition to the 12th generation core, the 13th generation Core and the server Sapphire Rapids at the end of the year are all Intel 7.
According to Intel, the Intel 7 process has shipped more than 35 million processors.
Intel 7 will be followed by Intel 4, Intel's first EUV process, which will boost transistor performance per watt by about 20 percent,Intel says the process will be ready for mass production in the second half of this year.
The first Intel 4 craft is the 14-generation core Meteor Lake series, which will be released next year, possibly in the first half of the year at the earliest.
Intel 4 will be followed by Intel 3 process, which will achieve about 18% improvement in performance per watt on the basis of Intel 4. This generation of process is also the main force of foundry provided by Intel in the future.
Intel 3 is followed by Intel 20A and 18A processes, which are the first time to enter the Ammeter node and can be regarded as 2nm and 1.8nm levels of our friends. 20A achieves about 15% improvement in performance per watt on the basis of the previous generation Intel 3. The 18A delivers a performance improvement of about 10% per watt over the 20A.
In addition, these two generation technologies will also launch two breakthrough technologies, namely RibbonFET and PowerVia. RibbonFET is Intel's implementation of Gate All Around transistor, which will be the company's first new transistor architecture since the launch of FinFET in 2011.
The technology speeds up transistor switching while achieving the same driving current as the multi-fin structure, but occupies less space.
PowerVia is an Intel-only, industry-first backside power transmission network that optimizes signal transmission by eliminating the need for front-side power wiring.
According to Intel,Intel 3, 20A, 18A three models of the process progress is good, not only did not delay, even will accelerate the mass production— — As mentioned earlier, the 18A technology was originally expected to go into mass production in 2025, but will now be ready for mass production in the second half of 2024, during which time Intel will begin mass production of both 20A and 18A.