Intel and TSMC on 32nm Development
DigiTimes is reporting that both Intel and TSMC are in good shape with their respective 32nm node development, and that both companies have already tested prototypes. Of course, it will still be some times before the nodes have matured to the point where commercial products will be produced on them, but they are "on the way"; it'll just be a couple of years.
"While the semiconductor industry has yet to migrate to 45nm production, major players, such as Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), are already gearing up the development of the 32nm node. Intel's director of technology strategy Paolo A Gargini yesterday described the US chip giant's development of its 32nm process as being "in good shape." Speaking at the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) forum being held in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Gargini said Moore's Law is expected to apply for 10-15 years more."