Intel’s 7nm Chips Are Not Expected To Release Before 2022; Focus On 10nm Chips For Now

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IIntel just announced its second-quarter earnings report and turns out it’s not yet ready to roll out its 7-nanometer chips by 2021. Intel has now pushed its rollout by six months which doesn’t sound like good news for the company considering that its arch-rival AMD has already introduced its 7nm chips to the market.

Intel had initially anticipated shipping its 7nm chips by 2021. But that’s clearly not going to happen. The primary reason for the 6-month delay behind the 7nm chips, according to Intel, is yield issues which “based on recent data, is now trending approximately twelve months behind the company’s internal target.”

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Considering that AMD’s 7nm-based Ryzen 4000 chips have already been in the market for a few months, it’s no doubt that Intel’s delay will push more laptop companies to bring more AMD-powered products in the market – especially when the Ryzen 4000 series has been received so well.

But for now, Intel says it will be focussing on its 10nm-based products and that it’s on track to release its 11th-Gen tiger Lake chips for laptops which will succeed the Ice Lake lineup, sometime later this year.

Intel is also expected to announce its first products from its 12th-Gen Alder Lake lineup in 2021. 2021 will also see Intel announces its first 10nm-based desktop CPUs in the second half of 2021.

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These delays in the development of newer, more efficient chips are one reason why Apple recently announced its plan to move to its own chips for its Mac computers. While Apple is not completely ditching Intel CPUs just yet, the development of its own chips will help Apple unhinge itself from the slow-moving progress of Intel.

Although, you should know that Intel’s financial results were positive as they had better-than-expected earnings. Their growth of revenue of 20% in Q2 2020 over Q2 2019 was primarily because of the increasing business from cloud service providers. You can check out the earnings report here.


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