Intel plans to release their first 10nm products in 2H 2019

Intel plans to release their first 10nm products in 2H 2019

Intel plans to release their first 10nm products in 2H 2019

During their Q2 2018 earnings call, Intel announced their plans to release systems that are based on 10nm silicon in the second half of 2019, with retail availability in the holiday season. 

While Intel has not gone into further details, this timeframe makes it likely that their 10nm manufacturing process will enter mass production in Q2 or early Q3 of 2019, giving device makers enough time to complete new OEM systems and stock store shelves. This release timeframe also means that Intel will be relying on 14nm until around Q4 of 2019. 

Intel has also promised that 10nm-based Xeon chips will release “shortly after” 10nm client products, making a 2020 release likely. This gives AMD a huge headstart with EPYC 2/Rome, which will ship using TSMC’s 7nm process in early 2019.

Regarding 14nm, Intel’s Chief Engineering Officer, Murthy Renduchintala, stated that the company has achieved performance gains that are in excess of 70% since the node’s inception, claiming that their continued use of 14nm will not limit the company. Renduchintala is also confident that manufacturing yields will improve for 10nm, allowing them to release new products in 2019. 

Intel plans to release their first 10nm products in 2H 2019

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