Intel has denied reports that Emerged from the media today claiming that it has cancelled work on Its Own long-delayed 10nm fabrication process.
At a tweet posted to its own corporate @intelnews account today, the business stated:”Media reports published today that Intel is ending work on the 10nm process are false. We’re making good progress on 10nm. Yields are improving consistent with the deadline we discussed during our last earnings report.”
The narrative about the purported cancellation initially appeared at SemiAccurate, which cited unnamed”moles” within Intel because its sources. The report describes Intel’s alleged move as”the first adult conclusion” that the company has made after pushing back the launch of 10nm Cannonlake CPUs as a result of insufficient yields. SemiAccurate didn’t report any information about this Cannonlake product line especially, just the manufacturing process, leaving open the chance that Intel could have alternative 10nm procedure plans and product roadmaps set up.
Media reports released now that Intel is finishing work on the 10nm procedure are untrue. We are making very good progress on 10nm. Yields are improving consistent with the deadline we discussed during our last earnings report.
Intel has repeatedly pushed back that the rollout of 10nm chips based on’Cannonlake’, its original architecture manufactured utilizing the 10nm procedure, that was originally scheduled for release in late 2016. The business first announced in mid-2015 that its long-running’Tick-Tock’ model of refreshing architectures and shrinking manufacturing processes every alternate year will be extended. The company has since inserted Kaby Lake Refresh, Coffee Lake, Amber Lake and Whiskey Lakeprocessors into its roadmap, all fabricated using 14nm+ or 14nm++ processes, whereas Cannonlake has still not sent in volume. The present timeline which Intel is speaking to has wide availability of 10nm processors slated for its 2019 vacation season.
Just one 10nm Cannonlake CPU SKU, the Core i3-8121U, has up to now shipped. It first appeared in a single Lenovo Ideapad 330 Ultrabook offered in China, and later in a set of Intel NUC mini-PCs codenamed’Crimson Canyon’, however, hasn’t been widely available. Meanwhile, lone competitor AMD has successfully embraced a 12nm procedure for its second-gen’Ryzen+’ CPUs and has stated that it expects to ship 7nm server CPUs in 2019.