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Nice article. Did you write it yourself or copy-pasta?

I agree with the article in general, just some nitpicks:
Being two generations behind means that an application processor of equivalent function from Intel would be ¼ the physical size

Each generation roughly shrinks the die by one-half. So two generations shrink the die by one-quarter, as you noted. But Intel isn't two generations ahead. For this discussion, generation=node. The industry calls 28nm a half-node. 32 and 22 are full nodes. So with Intel on 22nm and AMD on 32nm, Intel is a full generation (or full node) ahead.


Next year will see the first shipments of Intel 14nm products.

The fab will come online in 2013, but chip shipments are not due until 2014.
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