At the Meteor Lake chip launch in New York last year, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hinted at the company's future direction, saying the company would integrate five new nodes in four years and expect to culminate in 2025. He said he plans to reach . This includes Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3, Intel 20A, and Intel 18A processes. Used by various server processors.
However, Intel has indicated that it may now abandon its traditional release schedule and ship products as soon as they are ready, in order to catch up with competitors.
Intel says this will help meet the company's goal of meeting demand for customized products while offering customers more choice by selling multiple generations of chips at the same time.
Chiplet with all functions
The tech giant is focused on integrating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and chiplets (which the company can fit into a single package). Intel's chiplet technology could eliminate the distinction between server and client products, allowing the company to assemble chips based on customer needs. This could allow Intel to quickly manufacture custom chips for specific industries.
“When you move to chiplets, you're not building as big dies, you're using smaller dies. In fact, when we get to 18A, where we'll have five nodes in four years, the client and server parts will be running at about the same time. That's something we've never done before,'' Gelsinger said. HPC wire.
“We focus on Core Ultra packaging – we are innovating Foveros packaging [a wafer-level 3D stacking solution that delivers greater performance in a smaller footprint] But we're going to use it in the next generation server part of this chiplet architecture, and there are a lot of ways to blur the lines between many of our designs. ” Gelsinger concluded.
Intel stands out as the only fully integrated chip company that provides chips and manufacturing services to companies that design their own processors. These two strategies could ensure Intel's survival. Because it allows the company to manufacture its own products while rivals Nvidia, ARM, AMD, Qualcomm, and Apple compete for market share.