Currently Intel is working on 7nm process node, but the development was revealed in an unusual way. At the end of the current year (2016) we will have with us full-lineup of Kaby Lake CPUs, the Intel 7th Generation processors will repeat the manufacturing 14nm process to implement minor improvements. The Kaby Lake successor will be Cannon Lake, the Intel 8th generation processors will launch at the end of 2017 in the “U” ultra portable segment (low power TDP of 15W). According to ‘Hot Hardware’ Intel 9th generation Coffee Lake will replace the portable segment H (45W) and U (15W) in the second quarter of 2018 while maintaining the 14nm manufacturing process, something disturbing revealing the lack of competition to continue using the same manufacturing process for three more years.
Intel 9th Generation Coffee Lake CPUs Will Arrive In Q2 2018
Intel plans three waves of 10nm technology: 10-nanometer, 10-nanometer+, and 10-nanometer++. Originally, the 10nm was supposed to be launched with Cannonlake in 2017, Intel Ice lake a year later in 2018, and Tiger lake in 2019. So three architectures will be released before deploying 7 nm around 2022. It has been confirmed that Tiger lake would be Intel’s third 10nm processor node. Obviously it is expected that these plans can be modified if AMD does well with Zen architecture. It’s bad news for everyone that Intel stuck in the 14nm lithography.