Intel will begin mass production of 1.8-nanometer (nm) chips, called 18A by the company, in 2025, CEO Pat Gelsinger said on Tuesday at Innovation 2023 in San Jose.
18A is at the tail end of the five nodes that Gelsinger unveiled in 2021 in which he said the company will develop.
The CEO said the company will send the design of 18A to the fab during the first quarter of next year.
The collaboration with Ericsson announced in May was also going well, Gelsinger said.
Ericsson and Arm are some of the customers that Intel has secured for 18A.
The telecom giant is planning to make 5G SoC chips using the US company’s advanced node.
Boeing and Northrop Grumman are also taking part in Intel’s development of 18A.
Intel will also use 18A to produce its own chips, such as Clearwater Forest which is an Xeon processor that will be based on E-Core, launching in 2025.
Panther Lake, aimed at PCs, launching that year will also be made with 18A.
High-NA extreme ultraviolet equipment will also be used for the first time in 18A nodes, Gelsinger also said.
The equipment, made by ASML which is also highly sought after by foundry rivals Samsung and TSMC, will also be used in Intel Next nodes __ nodes that will come after 18A, the CEO said.
18A, like its predecessor 20A, will also use PowerVia and RibbonFET technologies. PowerVia is Intel’s back side power delivery network technology where the power circuits are placed behind the wafer. RibbonFET is the US chip giant’s gate all around technology.