Hardware.info reports Intel showed off a technology outlook roadmap at a press conference in its Japanese office, it reveals Intel expects to keep its tick-tock strategy until at least 2022. The first part of the roadmap is colored light-blue, this is based on definite plans Intel has for the future while the darker blue part of the chart is based on extrapolations of past advancements. If Intel can continue to shrink its processors every two years, the company may be using 4nm technology by the year 2022. Take it with a grain of salt though, as the technology necessary for that kind of production is still nonexistent.
The roadmap features a light-blue seperation, to which Intel responded that the tick-tock strategy will be under fire after 2012. Though transistors of 16 and even 11 nm are theoretically possible at this point, the 8 nm process will require another technological breakthrough. It's still unclear how transistors at this size are to be realised. The blue part of the roadmap is to be perceived as an extrapolation of the results of past years.