Intel Lays Out 4-Year Roadmap To Reclaiming Semiconductor Lead


On Monday, Intel laid out its roadmap for the next four years detailing its strategy in expanding its new foundry business to compete against rivals such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics.


Intel announced that its factories will be manufacturing Qualcomm chips to expand its new foundry business. Qualcomm will rely on Intel's newly announced Intel 20A technology node to have their chips manufactured, scheduled to be released in 2024.


Amazon AWS will also be working closely with Intel Foundry Services and relying on the company's packaging solutions, though Intel will not be directly manufacturing chips for Amazon.


Intel held the lead for manufacturing the smallest, fastest computing chips for numerous decades, however they have recently lost their leadership to other manufacturing firms as rivals Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia have managed to develop chips that outperform those of Intel.


To compete against the rising chipmaking giants, Intel also announced a wide variety of new technologies it would be developing within the next few years to help reclaim its processor manufacturing leadership by 2025.


Alongside manufacturing Qualcomm chips, they will be rolling out five sets of chipmaking technologies over the next four years. RibbonFET, a new transistor design, and PowerVia, a new electrical power delivery system, are just a few examples of new technologies soon to be developed by Intel.