With a delay in the production time of the 10nm process, Intel has lagged behind TSMC in preparing for a 5nm process and behind Samsung in its chip process, butmedia have revealed in the report that Intel’s 7nm process will theoretically not be affected by a 10nm process delay. According tomedia reports, the 7nm process is theoretically not affected by the 10nm process delay, may still be related to the adoption of new technology, which is based on the ultra-ultraviolet lithography (EUV) independent process.
Although Intel’s 7nm process is theoretically not affected by the 10nm process delay, but it is still lagging behind TSMC and Samsung in the adoption time of this process, for Apple, Huawei and other companies contract chip TSMC, in 2018 has been the first to mass production of 7nm chips, this year is 7nm production of the third year, More advanced 5nm technology is also about to be mass-produced, TSMC is expected to contribute 10% of its revenue this year.
Instead, Intel, whose 7nm chip is not yet available, is not expected to do so until next year.
At the Intel Investor Conference last May, Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and president of the Technology, Systems Architecture and Customer Group, revealed that 7nm is Intel’s first use of EUV technology and is expected to improve performance by 20%. The first product is expected to be a universal GPU for data center artificial intelligence and high-performance computing, and is expected to be available in 2021.
In addition, the 7nm process is also scheduled to be launched next year and the more advanced 5nm process in 2023.
Media reports that the 10nm process delay would theoretically not affect the 7nm process also mentioned the mass production of Intel’s 7nm chip, which Intel CEO Robert Swan revealed would be produced in the fourth quarter of 2021. Media also mentioned in the report that Intel appears to be ready to launch 7nm (equivalent to 5nm) of TSMC in the fourth quarter of next year.