This would mean that Intel is expected to go into manufacturing on its first 10-nanometer products during the second half of 2017. This should become available in January 2018. Chipzilla wants three waves of 10-nanometer technology: 10-nanometer, 10-nanometer+, and 10-nanometer++. So this means that the first 10-nanometer++ products will arrive in January 2020.
The India Lab specifically, in collaboration with MRL-US and Intel product architecture teams world-wide, will spearhead the research and advanced development of Microprocessor Cores in the 2022 and beyond timeframe. By conceiving of and prototyping radical approaches, the Lab will aim to deliver much greater CPU power and area efficiency while still delivering industry-leading performance. The microarchitecture and design of these advanced CPUs will be aggressively co-optimized with Intel's sub-10nm technology nodes deep into the next decade.
Moving forward, TSMC expects to ramp up production of 7nm chips in the first quarter of 2018, Wang said. TSMC is confident the PPA (power, performance and area) on its 7nm process technology will outperform rivals', Wang added.
In addition, TSMC has been engaged in R&D for 5nm process technology, and will be ready to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography to make 5nm chips, Wang said. Risk production is expected to complete in the first half of 2019, Wang indicated.