A regulatory filing by Intel has shown that the company intends to slow the rate at which it launches new chip-making technology.
Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors in an IC will approximately double every two years. Intel has been able to follow this trend for decades, but the continual die shrinking has now reached a point at which it is no longer cost-effective to do so.
In the future, Intel will still deliver new advances in terms of power and efficiency, but at a slower pace. Extra upgrades between transistor generations will be delivered through improvements to chip design.
I have read a comment that Intel’s ‘Tick tock’ performance acceleration cycle (one year a reduction in feature size, with the second, tock, being an improvement in architecture) will switch to a ‘tick, tock, tock’. (BR)