As Intel pointed out in its second quarter 2020 earnings report, chips based on the 7-nanometer process were originally scheduled to be available by the end of 2021, but will be about six months less than previously expected.. According to reports, Bob swan, Intels chief executive, said there were still defects in the 7-nanometer process, and a six-month delay meant that the launch of the relevant chips would be delayed until at least 2022.
Intel actually said that the problems in the current 7-nanometer process mean that production is one year behind its internal product roadmap. However, for some reasons, a one-year delay in the plan will only delay the launch of the chip by six months. By contrast, AMDs 7-nanometer ryzen4000 chip has been on the market for several months, far ahead of Intel.
However, Intel is on schedule to release its 11th generation tiger Lake chip, which will replace the 10th generation Icelake series used in laptops later this year, and will also introduce the companys much publicized Xe graphics card. Intel also expects to launch the first products of its 12th generation alderlake family of chips by the end of this year, including the long-awaited first 10 nanometer desktop processor.
However, the production delay of 7 nm process chip is an urgent problem for Intel. If you refer to Intels history of continuously improving the 14 nanometer process, the company will release more 10 nanometer chips in the next few years.
According to Intels current expectations, 7-nanometer chips may encounter similar bottlenecks in the PC field in the next few years. (Chen Chen)
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Netease science and Technology Report_ NBJ11279