The inevitable march towards 32nm circuits goes well, according to Intel and TSMC. While not even 45nm is on the immediate horizon, both companies are positive that 32nm production is going smoothly and that ultimately even 22nm processes
are possible in the next decade.
Gargini also said that Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore’s Law is expected to hold true for the next 10 to 15 years. Immediate challenges to the Law, however, are expected to crop up as manufacturing moves towards 22nm. International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors predicts that chips built on the 22nm process may not appear until 2015.
45nm production could potentially see practical use at the end of next year, which is what Intel put on their roadmap just a few months back.