This was announced last night by Intel chief executive Robert Swan during a quarterly meeting with shareholders. According to Swan, Intel’s 7nm was scheduled for the end of 2021 to continue competing with AMD, but persistent problems have delayed this phase for at least another two years, so the company will have to make the difficult decision to remain vigilant and rely on its own technology or to transfer the work to third parties in anticipation of the launch. 7 nm Intel Core processors maximum is possible.
Intel will decide whether to produce a 7nm chip product or not
It is a well-known fact that AMD has “eaten” Intel, and while this is a metaphor, which is sure that those reds have a growing market share, they are turning the tables on which we have lived for many years. years ago. Intel is in trouble and we all know that, because even its tenth generation of processors continue to use 14 nm node nodes that have abused ad nauseam, not because it’s a profitable node – it’s a good thing – or good – too – but rather because of failure of its foundations to develop effective technology at 7 nanometers.
Many delays cost Intel money, as time is money and AMD takes up a large portion of the pie representing the market share of the processor, so they have had to decide to take the chip. Yes, to be honest, the CEO of Intel said that by the beginning of 2021 it will be when they make this decision, that it will be nothing but sticking to what they have and launching 7 nm in 2023 and that they are optimistic, or look to other foundries from aside like TSMC’s to promote this day for several years. If Intel turns to TSMC to make its processors at 7 nm, we can say that early 2022 or late 2021 they can be ready.
“Since we last spoke, th ings are going well in the 7nm system. We released a new update a few weeks ago and have been able to make some real progress. However, we have decided to evaluate the feasibility of using third-party services and measure them ourselves. We will publish our decision later this year or early 2021. ‘-Robert Swan, chief executive of Intel.
Swan has made things clear: They are improving in their 7nm lithography but they are still very late, until the end of the year or early next year they will decide to move their product to third-party factories.
TSMC, a qualified Intel person?
If Intel finally decides to select a third company to relocate its chip product to 7 nm, there is no doubt that this will open the door for TSMC to play a key role in this. It could be a tough blow for Intel, of course, because they have invested billions in building their own factories, but if things don’t work out, they won’t work and they will have to find solutions to continue competing with AMD who doesn’t stop eating it down. in the field of processors, both at home and in business.
TSMC seems to be well suited to take on the task of producing Intel’s 7nm processors, because they have been using this lithography for a long time and have very successful production levels, and processors (from AMD) do not stop getting good updates. In fact, 2021 would be a good time, as TSMC is expected to release a lot of production volume as it has already accepted first orders to produce 5 nm chips, expected to enable the next generation of AMD processors in 2021 .
Now this could also mean that Intel will be delayed again. In other words, by the time Intel (currently 14 and 10nm) has 7nm processors on the road, AMD will already be 5nm after successfully using 7nm for years. There is no doubt that Intel is not doing well, and that they will have to make some difficult decisions if they want to move forward, especially after AMD’s unstoppable run.