Intel delays, unfortunately, are commonplace, with 14 nm something similar happened to it and now it is resisting 7nm . Until 2022 or 2023, these chips would not be released according to their CEO’s latest claims, which is a significant delay.
A failure in the manufacturing process seems to be the cause of this change of dates. The announcement was made by Bob Swan, Intel CEO in a presentation of fiscal results . The company has always defended itself by claiming that comparing lithographs is complicated, but the fact is that it is far behind that of other brands.
While Intel delayed its chip 7 nm and again, companies like TSMC already has the green light to make their processors 3nm to 2023 and is already studying chips 2 nm for two years later.
To solve manufacturing problems, Intel has explained that it will hire third-party services . Other companies will be responsible for manufacturing part of those chips that Intel resists, although it has not yet emerged what companies they will be. Intel Xe GPUs with Ponte Vecchio architecture will be some of those chips made by third parties, but we won’t see them until 2021 .
That same year will be when, if there is no further delay, Itel will present its 10nm processors for desktop computers . At the moment, we only have them available for laptops.
Admittedly, experts suggest not relating the performance of a chip to its size , which is often used as a marketing ploy. Intel’s 10nm processors have directly competed with TSMC’s 7nm node. However, the performance improvements from one size to another are notable .
In the absence of any further lag, Intel may get through the bump with some ease, but the competition in the marketplace is getting really tough and unforgiving . At the moment, Intel must be aware of AMD and its 7nm, TSMC that is already preparing its 3nm and, the last to arrive, ARM with its microprocessors . It is becoming urgent that Intel solve its manufacturing problems.