Intel’s 14nm capacity shortage caused by some CPU shortage problems have been going on for a year and a half, Intel officially denied that the high-end Xeon product line was affected by the shortage, but from Intel’s statement, the production capacity tension is there, and they stressed that this year can completely solve the problem.
Intel has taken a variety of measures to address the 14nm production capacity shortage, in addition to continuing to expand the 14nm fab investment, the original use of 14nm process of 300 series chipset part to 22nm process, B365, H310C is such a product, in order to release part of the 14nm capacity.
Another solution is outsourcing, and Intel’s previous statement that it would consider outsourcing more orders to other foundrys has sparked a heated debate in the industry, except that Intel has not been able to identify which products are outsourced to which companies.
TSMC is the world’s largest fab and the focus of rumors of Intel’s outsourced chip orders, but there is a more interesting rumor that Intel may hand over some of its CPU orders to Global Foundries, the world’s second-largest fab factory separated from AMD.
GF has Fab 8 fab in Malta, New York, the United States, mainly produces 14nm and improved 12nm process, before AMD foundry rheuma generation and second generation CPU, now Rylong three generations of IO core is also their contract, in the contract X86 processor light car familiar road.
According to the revelations, GlobalFoundries is likely to work on low-end CPU product lines, including the Pentium, Celeron and Core i3 series, as yet unknown.