To meet the needs of the AI era, Intel has launched Intel Foundry, a sustainable systems foundry business. The initiative is part of Intel’s efforts to enhance its chip manufacturing capabilities while prioritizing sustainability.

Among the notable attendees were US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Arm CEO Rene Haas, Open AI CEO Sam Altman, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.


To cement its position as a leader in the industry in the next few years, the company has outlined an extended process roadmap.

Keeping to its five-nodes-in-four-years (5N4Y) plan, Intel’s roadmap now includes Intel 14A alongside specialized node evolutions.

By 2025, the roadmap aims to introduce innovative solutions, such as the industry’s first backside power solution with Intel 18A. In order to serve diverse customer needs, the roadmap incorporates advancements in Intel 3, Intel 18A, and Intel 14A process technologies. Enhanced product offerings, including Intel 3-T optimized for 3D advanced packaging, ensure continuous improvement.

The power of customer endorsements:

With Microsoft’s endorsement of Intel 18A, Intel Foundry is seeing growing customer support.

With a lifetime deal value of $15 billion, the company has secured design wins across multiple process generations. The following are included:

IP and EDA Partnerships Strengthen Support: Synopsys, Cadence, Siemens, Ansys, Lorentz, and Keysight have declared their readiness to enable advanced chip designs on Intel platforms.

In this way, innovative solutions can be developed and delivered to customers more quickly.

Systems Approach for AI Era Differentiation: Intel prioritizes collaboration across the industry and full-stack optimization.

Customers are empowered to innovate effectively in the AI era, while the supply chain is sustainable and resilient.

Sustainability commitment:

Toward 2030, Intel aims for 100% renewable electricity, net-positive water, and zero waste to landfills.

In addition, the company aims to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 and net-zero upstream emissions by 2050, reaffirming its commitment to the environment.