Intel’s ‘Tick-Tock’ Development Cycle Comes To Its End

Intel has confirmed through their latest K-10 filing that its infamous ‘tick-tock’ process development cycle come to end.

Intel 'tick-tock'

Till now we are having two processor families on each die shrink, but Intel will be using three or more over the coming years. The K-10 filing states that Intel will “expect to lengthen the amount of time we will utilize our 14 [nanometer] and our next-generation 10 [nanometer] process technologies”.

Intel still continue to releases new processor each year, but there will be focuses control over architecture optimization, rather than launch a new process, as the development of process technology slows. There for it mean that Intel’s next-gen ‘Kaby Lake’ platform will be made on 14nm, and the release window for 10nm from Intel will be 2017-2018.