Intel’s component and logic technology development groups in Oregon
“cast a wide net,” exploring available options in processes,
transistors, interconnects, memories and other technologies, “and not
all of them work,” Bohr noted.
Separately, Bohr commented on
Intel’s policy on making chips for other companies. “It’s not our
intention to be in the foundry business, but we do have a small but
growing foundry offering,” he said. Besides selling wafers, the work
provides “a second-order benefit in getting input from other design
teams on how they would like to see our process technology optimized,”
Intel is considering many options including some not on this Intel slide.
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