Intel delays 10-nm process, third 14-nm CPU to follow Skylake
During the investor conference call for Intel's Q2 financial report, CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed recent rumors that the chipmaker's 10-nm manufacturing process has been delayed. ZDNet has a partial transcript in which Krzanich lauds Moore's Law while stating that Intel's recent node transitions have "signaled that our cadence today is closer to two-and-a-half years than two."
A two-and-a-half-year cadence would result in a gap in Intel's CPU plans. As a result, ZDNet claims Intel is working on a third 14-nm CPU family after Broadwell and Skylake, supposedly carrying the name Lake. The new processor will apparently be built on Skylake's foundation, but will also include "key performance enhancements," according to Krzanich. The 10-nm Cannon Lake family will follow sometime in the second half of 2017.