Earlier right now (24th July 2020), Intel revealed its earnings for the second quarter of 2020. In the course of the announcement, the recognized chipmaker additionally acknowledged that its 7nm CPUs are being delayed by one other 6 months and will now launch in late 2022 or early 2023.
The delay now units again the beforehand revealed launch date, which signifies that its yields for the 7nm course of at the moment are 12 months behind the corporate’s initially deliberate roadmap goal. In different phrases, the corporate continues to be not in a position to produce 7nm chips in an “economically viable means,” in response to TomsHardware.
Field Swan, Intel CEO, stated that the corporate had discovered a “defect mode” in its 7nm course of. This brought about yield degradation points, because of which, the corporate needed to put money into “contingency plans.” These plans additionally included third half foundries for its upcoming 7nm Ponte Vecchio GPUs which are the corporate’s first discrete graphics playing cards, which the corporate stated will arrive in late 2021 or early 2022; showcasing one other delay from the unique 2021 launch.
Moreover, Intel may also be launching its 7nm server CPUs (Granite Rapids) in 2023 that was initially listed for launch in 2022. That is particularly regarding contemplating its main rival AMD, has already made the shift to 7nm, and the present Intel roadmap can have Group Pink’s EPYC server CPUs shift to 5nm earlier than the top of 2022. Though, Group Blue might be launching the business 10nm desktop CPUs (Alder Lake) for laptops and PCs within the second half of 2021.
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