“Customized chips will be in vogue beyond 2025”: Intel could move away from regular CPU releases in a frantic bid to serve customers better and catch up with rivals — but will it be enough?

At last year’s Meteor Lake chip launch in New York, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hinted at the company’s future direction, noting the company is on track to integrate five new nodes in four years, culminating in 2025. This includes the Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3, Intel 20A, and Intel 18A processes, used in a range of server processors.

However, going forward Intel hinted that its traditional release schedule may be discarded in favor of shipping products when ready in order to allow the company to catch up with rivals.