Intel hasn't had an easy time since moving to its 14-nanometer process. It's gone from a tick-tock cycle to a tick-tock-optimize-optimize-optimize... cycle that's resulted in many people wondering if, not how, it will recover. Apple, on the other hand, is blazing ahead with its A-series system-on-a-chip (SoC) for iPhone and iPad.
Ashraf Eassa, writing for The Motley Fool
Intel has a dizzying array of Coffe Lake, Ice Lake, Whiskey Lake, and maybe, one day, Cannon Lake chips in the works. Apple has the A12, A13, and A14, plus a wide range of letters left in the alphabet.
The next few years will prove very interesting.
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