Intel has been a leader when it comes to building new fabs and processes. They have the cash ad capacity to do that than anyone. The big question I always have howw other companies like AMD etc still exist in a world Intel dominates at least in the laptop and PC era.
@Rick, I do not think there is much correlatio betwen 14nm and notebook market. The people that use these systems do not truly care the feature size or the size of the transistors used. I guess the transition is structural owing to the way people work
I think Intel surprized the world by demonstrating a working Broadwell PC using its 14-nanometer process, plus promising to start shipping to customers by year's end. Globalfoundries and Samsung are promising 14 nm by the end of the year, but TSMC likely won't reach its next node--which it calls 16 nm--until 2014.