Start mass production of chips with 10-nanometer process technology decided to postpone the second half of this in 2019. In recent years, Intel has made every effort to mass-produce processors for 10-nanometer technological standards, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
It was originally planned that the first 10-nm desktop CPU will be released after the processors Skylake-S, however, it soon became known that Intel is not able to adjust their output within the desired deadlines, deciding to carry out further optimization of 14-nm process.
A few months ago, the former head of Intel Brian Krzanich said that the start of mass production of chips with 10-nanometer process technology decided to postpone the second half of this in 2019. We now know that the finished system on the basis of this CPU will be released only to the season of Christmas sales. In other words, for at least several more quarters, the chip maker will rely on 14-nm technology standards.
It is fair to say that now the range of products are Intel’s 10-nm processors. For example, a mobile chip Core i3-8121U (family Cannon Lake-U) can be found in the laptop Lenovo IdeaPad 330, however, the graphics core of the CPU had to deactivate because of imperfections in the new process.
Meanwhile in the “red” camp is actively preparing for the transition to 7-nanometer standards. AMD has already started to produce prototypes of the 7-nm server processors ERUS second generation at the facilities of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Their release will take place in the first half of next year.