I find it very concerning that all foundries are running way behind Intel in manufacturing process. That has very negative impact on the technology available to consumers and competitiveness in the already noncompetitve silicon market. Intel have less incetive to release it's newest technology if everyone else is generations behind...
Everyone has been a generation behind Intel for a very long time now. Just they normally manage to catch up to Intel's current generation (just) before Intel rolls out its next generation. However, since Intel has gone to its Tick/Tock it has stayed a solid generation ahead of everyone else.
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Given the repeated problems we've seen at recent nodes, it may be time for the foundries to revisit their own methods of implementing new technologies. If they don't, they risk falling permanently behind. starting a franchising
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