In Pictures: In the rough post-PC seas, Intel fights back

A new set of chips promises to power everything from wearables to high-end PCs

Coming in 2014: 14nm "Broadwell" Although Samsung and IBM are also working on the technology, Intel is first to make it happen. "It" is the 14-nanometer chip, a huge jump in shrinking chips that many thought was not possible to accomplish, especially as the previous leap to 22nm chips got to market just two years ago.

But Intel says its "Broadwell" Core SoCs (systems-on-a-chip) will come to market next year, powering computers, tablets, and so on. Not only are they smaller, they use 30 percent less power than today's best chips, and they support new capabilities like 3D imaging.

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