Monday, July 7th 2014

Intel to Manufacture Panasonic System-on-Chips Using 14 nm Process

Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Panasonic Corporation's System LSI Business Division. Intel's custom foundry business will manufacture future Panasonic system-on-chips (SoCs) using Intel's 14 nm low-power manufacturing process.

Panasonic's next-generation SoCs will target audio visual-based equipment markets, and will enable higher levels of performance, power and viewing experience for consumers.

"Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process technology is very important to develop the next- generation SoCs," said Yoshifumi Okamoto, director, Panasonic Corporation SLSI Business Division. "We will deliver highly improved performance and power advantages with next-generation SoCs by leveraging Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process technology through our collaboration."

Intel's leading-edge 14 nm low-power process technology, which includes the second generation of Tri-Gate transistors, is optimized for low-power applications. This will enable Panasonic's SoCs to achieve high levels of performance and functionality at lower power levels than was possible with planar transistors.

"We look forward to collaborating with the Panasonic SLSI Business Division," said Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry. "We will work hard to deliver the value of power-efficient performance of our 14 nm LP process to Panasonic's next-generation SoCs. This agreement with Panasonic is an important step in the buildup of Intel's foundry business."

Five other semiconductor companies have announced agreements with Intel's custom foundry business, including Altera, Achronix Semiconductor, Tabula, Netronome and Microsemi.
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9 Comments on Intel to Manufacture Panasonic System-on-Chips Using 14 nm Process

#1
ensabrenoir
.... this may be a big part of intels future.....
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#2
birdie
Now I want to see NVIDIA Maxwell produced using 14nm.

Too bad, even 16nm NVIDIA GPUs will only be available in 18-24 months minimum.
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#3
Scrizz
by: birdie
Now I want to see NVIDIA Maxwell produced using 14nm.

Too bad, even 16nm NVIDIA GPUs will only be available in 18-24 months minimum.
probably longer than that
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Sony Xperia S
Interesting times ahead (2015 and 2016), whether indeed nvidia will skip 20 nm altogether, when exactly those 16 nm TSMC chips will come out, and of course, which foundry AMD will use, Global Foundries, while getting rid once and for all, and for good, of TSMC.

Panasonic surprise me with their decision.
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#5
W1zzard
by: birdie

Too bad, even 16nm NVIDIA GPUs will only be available in 18-24 months minimum.
Expect 3-4 years
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Sony Xperia S
by: W1zzard
Expect 3-4 years
Three - four more years with 28 nm?! :eek:

28 nm will break the world record for holding and torturing consumers the longest period of time. :( Very very sad if true. :(
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#8
Naito
by: W1zzard
20 nm before 16 nm
My prediction is Maxwell refresh on 20nm early to mid next year. Pascal release on 20nm. Then Pascal 16nm refresh? Should carry us for the next 3 years. It seems to me that architectural generations last at least 18 months/over two SKU series (ie Fermi (400 and 500 series), Kepler (600 and 700 series), Maxwell (primarily 800 and 900? series).
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Sony Xperia S
by: W1zzard
20 nm before 16 nm
So, basically you accuse Charlie from S|A as a liar about 16 nm (and thus skipping 20 nm altogether), and not only that but the guy also wants us to pay for his damn lies.

Sorry but I do not get it. :(
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