Nordic Hardware had a chat with Pat Bliemer, Intel's Managing Director for Northern Europe, and heard the tech giant has 14nm circuits up and running in the labs. You can read the article over here.
Intel has not just set the fresh 22 nanometer process ready for production, it has already taken the next generation manufacturing process from the drawing board to the test lab, and we have it confirmed that Intel already has the technology to build circuits at 14nm, and are running tests on these in the lab. This raises confidence since other semiconductor manufacturers have great problems with getting below 20 nanometer.
"We need to keep going and you can trust me that in our labs we actually have the next generation after 22nm running, so we need to keep going.[...]I cannot really disclose more about that other than that in a laboratory-environment, absolutely we do have the path, our engineers do have the path to actually go and produce 14nm products."
Pat Bliemer could also confirm that Intel's Tick-Tock strategy are going as planned and that it is not the shrinking of the manufacturing process that is moving Intel forward, but also the introduction of new solutions in the transistor design. Intel's Tri-gate transistors will be introduced with the 22nm process and offer great advantages, but also something that will come to full use in the next generation 14 nanometer process.