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Intel gets go-ahead to build $4B Irish processor facility

01/24, 3:46pm

New facility to create 800 full-time jobs, manufacture 14nm chips

Intel has received permission to build a new processor fabrication facility in Ireland, after receiving the go-ahead from Irish planning agency An Bord Pleanála. The $4 billion chip plant will be used by the processor manufacturer to create its 14-nanometer processors, with only the final decision from Intel management left before it can be constructed.

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Intel Atom Z2580 may be first 14nm chip

04/09, 4:10pm

First Intel 14nm chip to cater to tablets, phones

The first CPU from Intel to be based on the company's 14nm manufacturing process will be the Atom Z2580, SemiWiki reported recently. Production is likely to begin early in 2013, and the chip will fill an as-yet-untapped market necessity. The Z2580 will support 4G LTE networks but be very energy-efficient, making it ideal for use in tablets and smartphones.

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Intel promises x86 phones early 2012, 14nm Atom chips

05/17, 3:05pm

Intel shifts to lower-power Atoms for phones, more

Intel during investment presentations Tuesday promised a more definite track for his company's struggling mobile plans. At one event, CEO Paul Otellini said the company's earlier plan for mobile was "inadequate" and would focus on even lower-powered designs that would move twice as quickly as Moore's Law. Along with the 32 nanometer version of the Atom, Saltwell, the executive also acknowledged the 22nm Silvermont and ultimately a 14nm version, Airmont, within three years.

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