Some fresh details about Intel's Cannon Lake platform were discovered in documents related to the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. First up, Intel confirms that this design will not feature hardware-level protection against Spectre or Meltdown. This is because the 10nm Cannon Lake chip got taped out a long time ago, this product was supposed to hit the market in 2016 but got delayed numerous times due to issues with Intel's 10nm node.
Cannon Lake is basically a die shrink of Kaby Lake, with better power efficiency, increased performance, and AVX-512 instructions set support. The first mobile Cannon Lake CPUs are expected to hit the laptop market later this year.