Tri-Gate power consumption is higher than expected
A 22nm SoC optimized process will be expensive
The 22nm to 14nm migration is not scaling as expected
Editor’s Note: I’m sure Intel will get all of this sorted out, but it doesn’t bode well for continued scaling being cost effective. Watch for 3D IC to gain traction as scaling falls flat. Perhaps even 450mm will gain traction (though its value is still debatable).