Intel is preparing for the next step in the world of technology as is exploring ways to develop the chip manufacturing process, 7-nm architecture. On Thursday, the company said it is building a test compound to achieve this goal.
For years, Moore’s Law has been the light at the end of the tunnel for Intel to build chips smaller, faster, and more efficient. The company’s efforts helped computer manufacturers to reduce the size of laptops and mobile devices as you add battery life.
The complex will experiment testing methods and processes to build chips with 7-nm architecture. Intel has not provided information about a date when we will see this architecture on the market, but will not happen for the next 2-3 years.
The latest chips have Intel 14-nm architecture, mention Kaby Lake, while this year following chips will be based on 10-nm architecture, Connanlake chips. Chips with 7-nm architecture will follow those of 10-nm architecture.
Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every 18 or 24 months, but faced problems with the architecture Intel 14-nm and failed to double the number. For this reason, Intel began to interpret it in a way others began to change the law and architecture and manufacturing process every two years.
7-nm architecture can bring major changes to the design of the chip, which can be smaller and more efficient use of energy. While competitors have already begun to work on 7-nm architecture.
GlobalFoundries said that will begin production of these chips in 2018 and has debutar ARM chip design tools 7-nm. It is not clear if GlobalFoundries will build chips with the architecture in large quantities.