Intel have only just slipped the 22nm-sporting Ivy Bridge chips onto the market last month, and are already teasing us with the next advancements in process technology. Intel have teased a roadmap where they've shown 10nm, 7nm and 5nm processes already locked down.
Intel are also preparing to upgrade fabrication plants in the United States and Ireland to make chips using the 14nm fab method. Slides weer posted to XbitLabs, as well as a quote from Intel CEO Paul Otellini reminding investors that Intel's research and development is quite deep and looks decades in advance.
If it all goes to plan, Intel would start shipping 10nm processors in 2015, with work on 7nm technology starting shortly after. In order to stay a few steps ahead of the competition, process technology is not the only key to the customer puzzle. Intel will also have to break into the mobile space with powerful, but energy-efficient chips.