Intel has decided To postpone the launch of Broadwell For the next year (2014) after its engineers encountered production problems with the series of processors that are expected to inherit Haswell And open the door to powerful, cheap and life-saving tablets battery Longer than ever
The chip giant has shown that it plans to relocate some of its processors BGA configuration - Soldering on the motherboard - when pushing the process with chips Haswell Which moved the processor into a single package with the BGA chipset in a solution for UltraBock tablets and laptops. Low power consumption of 15 and 28 watts showed improved performance over the surface Ivy Bridge, But has not yet provided the requested savings for Tablets With a longitudinal length.
With Broadwell chips Intel introduced at the show IDF 2013(30) was demonstrated in both performance, both in power consumption and in physical size thanks to the transition to the production process of 14 nanometer vs. 22 nanometer in the set Haswell. But as in any case of circuit reduction - production-level problems emerge - because the smaller the chips, the more faults are expected, and the crop of normal chips will be small until enough experience is accumulated to reach low-level serial production.
In Broadwell's case, the delay caused by a "defect density issue" (low crop due to many defects during production) is in treatment, and Brian Krzanich, CEO Intel, Said that in any case where they encounter a malfunction, they introduce a series of repairs to the production system. In case of broadwell, The revisions did not bring about all their improvements expected.
|Broadwell chip on hand chip Haswell BGA configuration|
עבור Intel, The success of the new evaluation is critical to continued successful sales and the takeover of a more significant portion of the tablet and ultrabock market at low prices (up to 100 dollars for tablet-powered system Windows 8 pro) to medium. However, they now believe that all necessary fixes have been put in place: "We are confident that the problem has been fixed because we received information indicating it. Such delays are created in the development process from time to time. This is why we moved the launch date to the next quarter."
the mother Intel Will be able to use its power and size to take control of a market that is now divided between Google and Apple? Are their focus on systems based Windows Smart, or perhaps it would be better for them to shift direction to lighter systems to keep them relevant in a market that is no longer looking at Windows Microsoft as a single solution that no one else? Even with the capabilities of the new Atom processors running Android systems it is difficult to say that Intel really focus on systems that are not based Windows.
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