Intel has introduced a new method of manufacturing processors that will increase their performance by 20%. The engineers said this is the biggest productivity boost in the company’s history.
Intel has unveiled a new method of manufacturing semiconductor transistors that the chief architect said could improve the performance of Intel’s next-generation processors by as much as 20%.
Intel is one of the few companies in the world that designs and manufactures its own chips. It has now announced a new method for making SuperFin transistors, which, along with new material used to improve capacitors on chips, will improve processor performance.
As the developers promise, this process will allow the company to qualitatively improve the parameters of semiconductor devices. SuperFin is said to be Intel’s most successful manufacturing optimization experience.
This is 20%, the largest intra-site jump in our history. This is a huge productivity boost and we are proud to have developed this method.
Raja Koduri, Intel Chief Architect
Reuters noted that the company has yet to unveil new products, making it difficult to verify Intel’s claims. They hope to test them in fall 2020. For example, the SuperFin method will be used in the production of Tiger Lake laptop processors, which are due out in a few months.
In the future, Intel wants to do another optimization of the technical process: it will be called Enhanced SuperFin. It will take additional steps to improve transistor performance and new connection enhancements.