Intel’s 10nm CPUs Scheduled For Release In 2019
It appears that Intel won’t be able to deliver 10nm processors before the year of 2019, according to a financial report by the company revealing revenue numbers and other information. The chip manufacturer has had difficulties with its 10nm production process in the past with numerous delays.
Earlier, Intel reported that mass production of 10 nanometer CPUs was delayed to 2019, but the company left the door open for a limited release at the end of 2018. It looks like Intel won’t be able to reach that goal and the general release is now set at the end of 2019.
Intel will be focussing its efforts on 14nm chips for the remainder of the year, according to Intel executive Murthy Renduchintala. The main focus for the 10nm line is consumer processors, but the executive has stated that professional 10nm chips for servers and workstations will follow shortly. Intel has been using 14nm processors since 2014, with small optimizations and adaptations each year without shrinking the size.
The financial report also revealed positive news for Intel as they’ve just had a very successful quarter. Overall profits are up 78 percent compared to last year with 5 billion dollars, the total gross revenue of the previous quarter exceeded the quarter before with over 15 percent.
Main competitor AMD is on schedule to release its 7nm CPUs, although that production process is rather comparable to Intel’s 10nm process.