Intel has confirmed through their latest K-10 filing that its infamous ‘tick-tock’ process development cycle come to end.
Till now we are having two processor families on each die shrink, but Intel will be using three or more over the coming years. The K-10 filing states that Intel will “expect to lengthen the amount of time we will utilize our 14 [nanometer] and our next-generation 10 [nanometer] process technologies”.
Intel still continue to releases new processor each year, but there will be focuses control over architecture optimization, rather than launch a new process, as the development of process technology slows. There for it mean that Intel’s next-gen ‘Kaby Lake’ platform will be made on 14nm, and the release window for 10nm from Intel will be 2017-2018.