Chip making technology continues to get more complex, but production of future generations remains on track, according to speakers at Intel's investor day today. William M. Holt, GM, of the Intel Manufacturing group said that 22nm production is on time, and customers should expect to see it exactly two years after the 32nm chips shipped, earlier this year.
He said the 22nm SRAM the company showed last September tested all the kinds of features that need to be manufactured. Holt said chip making technology is getting more complicated, because it takes twice as many steps to produce a 22nm wafer as it did to make a 90nm wafer. But despite increasing complexity and steps, he said, the company has been able to drive down the amount of time it takes to develop each generation.