Intel is taping in its 7nm Meteor Lake compute tile
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced at the J.P. Morgan Global TMC Week event that its 7nm Meteor Lake computing module has completed the “Tape in” step, this means that in terms of design, Meteor Lake is ready. Pat Kilsinger tweeted on his Twitter account @PGelsinger:
Taping in! Good progress! https://t.co/dfQtjdDRvH
— Pat Gelsinger (@PGelsinger) May 24, 2021
“Tape in” is a relatively new term, which means that modules of different processes are stacked, and then Intel Foveros technology is used to complete the packaging, and Meteor Lake will be one of the products that apply this design. Foveros technology can omit all processes such as redesign, testing, and tape-out, and directly encapsulate various mature solutions of different IPs and different processes, thereby greatly reducing costs and increasing product launch speed. Previously, Intel has decided to outsource individual chip production to a third party from 2023, and Foveros technology will help Intel better arrange production for its own chips.
Meteor Lake will use a new core called Redwood Cove, and will be manufactured using the 7nm Enhanced SuperFin process, will use extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) technology, and continue to use the LGA 1700 base. In March of this year, when Pat Gelsinger announced the “IDM 2.0” strategy, it was confirmed that Meteor Lake as the 14th generation Core series will be released in 2023.