Intel resigns itself to a future without the letter "i"

Opinion In his departing notes to shareholders last night, Intel CEO Paul Otellini was remarkably upbeat about a boat that is increasingly beginning to resemble the now famous Itanic.

Wafer capacities tell their own tales

As chipmakers struggle to go beyond 22nm and 28nm, it seems older processes are dying faster than Gangnam Style. A recent report by IC Insights shows that more than a quarter of installed wafer capacity is dedicated to sub-40nm process geometries.