Intel Delays 7-Nanometer Chips Until Late 2022 or Early 2023

Intel Delays 7-Nanometer Chips Until Late 2022 or Early 2023

Intel Delays 7-Nanometer Chips Until Late 2022 or Early 2023

Now the company is looking ahead to 7nm... and seeing more delays. From Intel's Q2 2020 press release, the company says it's "accelerating its transition to 10nm products this year" and growing its portfolio of 10nm-based Intel Core processors.

Other than the March 16 rout, Intel shares have only seen worse days three other times over the past 20 years, two 18% drops in 2002 and a 22% drop in 2000.

"We have identified a defect mode in our 7nm process that resulted in yield degradation".

Arya said Intel's delay will likely return AMD market share back to its peak levels of 20% in PCs and 25% in servers, the likes of which haven't been seen since 2006.

"Today, the metric commonly used by the experts to compare two different technologies is the transistor density", said Dr Ian Cutress, senior CPU editor of the technology news site AnandTech, which reported Intel's announcement.

"We will continue to invest in our future process technology roadmap, but we will be pragmatic and objective in deploying the process technology that delivers the most predictability and performance for our customers, whether that be on our process, external foundry process, or a combination of both", Swan said.

"We believe Intel has zero-to-no chance of catching/ surpassing TSM (AMD partner).at least for the next half decade, if not. ever", Rolland wrote in a note to clients.

If you've been following along with Intel's troubles moving away from its 14nm process to 10nm over the years, you probably won't be surprised to learn that the company is now having trouble getting its 7nm process off the ground. In other GPU news, Swan said the company "successfully powered on a petaflop-scale GPU with high bandwidth memory" using its advanced embedded multi-die interconnect bridge 2D packaging technology.

Outsourcing carries its own risks, he said, as Intel tries to navigate a shift from internal production to working with a contract manufacturer. The company now plans to launch chips based on its 7nm process in late 2022 or early 2023. (TSM) which makes AMD's chips, rallied 10%. Intel's first 10nm "Ice Lake" CPUs arrived in laptops previous year.

Intel failing to up the game would make it more hard for them to improve their products, and it's possible that many will shift towards AMD processors instead.

In such a scenario, losing the competitive advantage could actually be disastrous for Intel. "The company has done well financially, particularly well in the data center, notebook and commercial product lines, on 14nm /10nm when the rest of the world was on TSMC 10nm/7nm".

For the second quarter ended in June, Intel said overall revenue and adjusted profits were $19.73 billion and $1.23 per share, compared with analysts' estimates of $18.55 billion and $1.11 per share, according to Refinitiv. The company has also lost some notable employees, like Jim Keller, most recently senior vice president of Intel's silicon engineering group.

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