Think of it as a physics project. It's also a "tall order," says Big Blue engineer, adding the company has the gear to do the "tremendous amount of computation" needed.
Big Blue leads a group of large chip companies that are working to get to 22 nanometers and below.
New chips based on the 22-nanometer designs will run at a lower voltage and with lower power leakage, in an effort to improve both performance and energy efficiency.
It'll put between $6 billion and $8 billion toward building a fab in Oregon and upgrading four other U.S. manufacturing plants as it shifts toward 22-nanometer designs.
Paul Otellini shows off 22-nanometer silicon to the IDF crowd and talks of moving Intel's Atom technology beyond Netbooks to places like car dashboards.
The new 14 nanometer processor, codenamed Broadwell, allows for computers that are less than 9 millimeters thick, about a third the thickness of PCs from 2010.
Responding to an analyst's question, Intel CEO waxes eloquent about the advantage of Intel's manufacturing technology compared with Apple's.
Apple's next-gen iPhone chip will get "taped out" this month in preparation for pilot production this summer, says an Asia-based report.
After pledging to invest $5 billion on its Fab 42 high-tech manufacturing plant, the chip maker puts the project on hold.
The chipmaker is putting more emphasis now on system-on-a-chip tech, which is used widely in smartphones and tablets, where the company's largely been absent.