Intel announced a high-profile process roadmap for the next few years in a live broadcast at the end of last month, and said it would use the 20A process to produce Qualcomm chips, but did not disclose which Qualcomm products it would produce and when the first chips would be launched.
Recently, according to SemiAnalysis, Qualcomm President and CEO Cristiano Amon said when asked about the foundry deal:
Given our size, we may be one of the few companies able to multi-source sourcing at leading nodes. We currently have two strategic partners, namely TSMC and Samsung. We are very excited and pleased with Intel’s decision to become a foundry and to invest in leading node technology to become a foundry.
We’re evaluating their technology, and we don’t have concrete product plans right now, but we’re very excited about Intel’s entry into this space. I think we all think semiconductors are important and that a resilient supply chain will only benefit our business.
The reporter learned that the Intel 20A node will be launched in the first half of 2024. A stands for Angstrom, which is 0.1nm, and 20A is 2nm. The node will introduce a new transistor architecture called RibbonFET and PowerVia interconnect innovation.
Intel CEO Pat Kissinger said: “We are accelerating our process innovation roadmap to ensure that process performance leads the industry again by 2025.”
Source: C114 Communication Network