Intel to use 32nm for Larrabee as soon as possible

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 21 2009 @ 00:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Theo Valich from Bright Side of News has published an article about Intel's process technology plans and chips. The chip giant plans to move from 32nm to 22nm in the second half of 2011, and plans to shrink Larrabee to 32nm as soon as possible. Valich says Larrabee will follow a tick tock scheme, just like Intel's processors:
When it comes to its GPU line-up, Intel plans to adopt 32nm process for its Larrabee core as soon as possible. The chip giant is working on several 32nm Larrabee designs, with at least one being planned for "fusing" with the CPU die on a processor socket - succeeding Clarkdale. The company is keeping its tick-tock model for Larrabee as well, using a mature manufacturing process for new architecture, applying a die-shrink, followed by a launch of the new architecture using the same architecture as the die-shrunk one. In case of Larrabee, 45nm is a start, 32nm is a die-shrink, and real second gen part is 32nm, then 22nm die-shrink and so on.
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