Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

It has been reported that Intel is starting to use an additional assembly and testing facility to increase their supply of Coffee Lake CPUs, which means that Coffee Lake CPUs will now be assembled both in Malaysia and China. 

Until now all of Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs have been produced in Malaysia, though Intel has stated that their testing methodology and process technologies are identical, which means that there should be no difference between the performance, reliability and quality between both facilities. 

At this time it is unknown what Intel has done on the Silicon manufacturing end to increase the quantity of Coffee Lake CPUs on the market, as this additional facility, which is located in Chengdu China, only works with completed silicon and assembles and tests CPUs. This means that it is impossible to know how much of an impact this new facility will have on the supply of Coffee Lake CPUs. 

 
Right now high-end Coffee Lake CPUs are in short supply, with many retailers across the world selling unlocked K-series CPUs for prices that are well above Intel’s MSRP, as can be expected when a product is supply constrained. Intel customers will start to receive products that are assembled in China from December 15th, which means that most consumers are unlikely to see these CPUs before 2018. 

  

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility  

This lines up with older rumours that Intel’s supply of Coffee Lake CPUs would be constrained until early 2018, with this new assembly and testing facility allowing Intel to ship more products moving forward. 

You can join the discussion on Intel’s Coffee Lake CPU production on the OC3D Forums.  

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility

It has been reported that Intel is starting to use an additional assembly and testing facility to increase their supply of Coffee Lake CPUs, which means that Coffee Lake CPUs will now be assembled both in Malaysia and China. 

Until now all of Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs have been produced in Malaysia, though Intel has stated that their testing methodology and process technologies are identical, which means that there should be no difference between the performance, reliability and quality between both facilities. 

At this time it is unknown what Intel has done on the Silicon manufacturing end to increase the quantity of Coffee Lake CPUs on the market, as this additional facility, which is located in Chengdu China, only works with completed silicon and assembles and tests CPUs. This means that it is impossible to know how much of an impact this new facility will have on the supply of Coffee Lake CPUs. 

 
Right now high-end Coffee Lake CPUs are in short supply, with many retailers across the world selling unlocked K-series CPUs for prices that are well above Intel’s MSRP, as can be expected when a product is supply constrained. Intel customers will start to receive products that are assembled in China from December 15th, which means that most consumers are unlikely to see these CPUs before 2018. 

  

Intel has now boosted Coffee Lake Production with an additional assembly and testing facility  

This lines up with older rumours that Intel’s supply of Coffee Lake CPUs would be constrained until early 2018, with this new assembly and testing facility allowing Intel to ship more products moving forward. 

You can join the discussion on Intel’s Coffee Lake CPU production on the OC3D Forums.