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Intel pushes 10nm chip-making process to 2017, slowing Moore’s Law

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It’s official: Moore’s Law is slowing down.

Intel gave an update on its chip-making plans Wednesday and revealed it will take longer than expected to introduce a new manufacturing process that will yield smaller, faster transistors.

Intel plans to produce its first “10-nanometer” processors in the second half of 2017, CEO Brian Krzanich said Wednesday. Intel hadn’t given a start date for the process before, but many observers had expected it to arrive some time next year.

To make up for the delay, Intel has added a new chip design to its roadmap that will appear in the second half of next year, manufactured on its current 14-nanometer process.

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