Industry sources indicate that Intel have revised its plans for 7nm lithography. Previously, the blue giant had planned to make the leap to 7nm in 2020, but now the company may have delayed its 7nm process node for two more years.

Intel’s 7nm process delayed until 2022


So far, the company has been looking for a new processor designer to work on their new microarchitecture research lab located in Bangalore (India). The new processor designer would join a team of engineers to “lead research and advanced development” of both processor cores and the cores of processor graphics.

This information was released through the recent update of the job offer published on the subject, which has shown the mentioned date change, from 2020 to 2022 for 7nm process node. Specifically, this announcement has been specified this aspect as follows:

“ The India Lab specifically, in collaboration with MRL-US and Intel product architecture teams worldwide, will spearhead the research and advanced development of Microprocessor Cores in the 2022 and beyond timeframe. By conceiving of and prototyping radical approaches,

the Lab will aim to deliver much greater CPU power and area efficiency while still delivering industry-leading performance. The microarchitecture and design of these advanced CPUs will be aggressively co-optimized with Intel’s sub-10nm technology nodes deep into the next decade.”

The first 10nm processors would make their arrival in January 2020 and there would be three waves of 10-nanometer technology: 10-nanometer, 10-nanometer+, and 10-nanometer++. The first products to incorporate 7nm will appear in January 2021.