Intel’s 10nm woes rumoured to crush a $20 Billion tech giant

Intel's 10nm woes rumoured to crush a $20 Billion tech giant

Intel’s 10nm woes rumoured to crush a $20 Billion tech giant

Intel 10nm manufacturing process has been delayed time and time again, so much so that we have already seen three product generations based on the company’s Skylake architecture and a total of four desktop processor generations in the companies 14nm lithography. 

With the release of Whiskey Lake later this year, Intel will have released five product generations on 14nm, not only breaking their traditional Tick, Tock (Architecture Process) release timeframe but grind it into dust. If Intel’s manufacturing group were on schedule, the company would be ready for 7nm, with the reality being that Intel’s 10nm will not be available until around mid-2019.  

While this is clearly bad news for Intel, the impact of the company’s 10nm woes may have farther reaching implications, especially given Intel’s plans to open their foundries to 3rd party companies in recent years. After “extensive research” SemiAccurate has reported that a tech giant is now under threat of total collapse because of these delays, an unannounced Custom Foundry client who has a market value of $20 billion. 

This report was released after multiple market sources offered SemiAccurate the same information, that a so-called “foundational technology giant” based an upcoming line of chips on Intel’s 10nm process exclusively, with Intel’s failure to deliver leaving the tech giant in financial turmoil with “no plan B”. 

SemiAccurate failed to reveal the name of the company in question, with the website offering a $1,000 per year subscription for those who want to read the website’s full article. 

Intel's 10nm woes rumoured to crush a $20 Billion tech giant  

If Semiaccurate’s report is accurate, Intel is responsible for the potential collapse of a major company within the technology sector, potentially placing thousands of jobs at risk. Perhaps if Intel was more honest about their 10nm issues early on, the company in question could have transitioned to a competing process, though now it seems like it is too late for the company to back another foundry. 

Until further information is available, please consider this information as a rumour, though it is worth noting that SemiAccurate has been, well… accurate in the past when it comes to Intel and their manufacturing troubles. 

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