Intel 10nm Factory Starts up Trial Production To Begin This Quarter
Intel 10nm factory has started up and the production for the prototype phase will be starting this quarter. The company has also confirmed that the Kaby Lake processor delivery is also according to plans.
Intel 10nm factory costs were included in the previous financials if you are curious about such things and this confirmation makes it clear that the upcoming CannonLake processors are meeting deadlines and will be rolling out as planned.
The prototype testing phase will be beginning later this year and mass volume production will be pushed out in 2017 given that all goes according to plan. Making the process smaller each year has its advantages but you can only go as far as 7nm till you come into physics issues and enter the realm of quantum physics. What Intel has in mind for then we will find out later.
For now, we know that the Intel 10nm factory is started up and it will start production soon. We also know that AMD is also looking to compete with Intel in the server market. AMD Zen is also coming out in 2017. It was going to be released this year but AMD chose to delay the launch of the Zen processors.
First, it was AMD vs Nvidia and now it will also be AMD vs Intel. Let’s go back a bit and let me remind you that over a decade ago, AMD was a proper Intel rival but due to some bad decisions and some bad products AMD lagged behind and could not keep up. Intel’s 14nm products are going unchallenged at the moment but with the AMD Zen coming out next year we might see a change in this trend and AMD could really be coming out with something good.
AMD Zen has created a lot of hype. Let’s hope it is as we expect it to be. What do you think about the Intel 10nm factory?