Intel said it expects 27 percent of its processor production will be 32nm in the final quarter of this year. Currently, 45nm is at its peak with a share of 87 percent, followed by 32nm at 10 percent and the old 65nm still accounts for 3 percent of shipments.
Many will be surprised to hear that 65nm is still alive and that it this quite old process accounted for some 3 percent of total production. In the current quarter, the Q2 (not U2 ed. ) the 65nm share shrinks to 2 percent of all Desktop shipments, 45nm shrinks to 83 percent, while 32nm grows some 60 percent to 16 percent total share.
In Q3 2010 Intel plans to shrink the 65nm share further, to only one percent, while 45nm retrieves to 79 percent and 32nm grows to 20 percent of all desktop CPUs.
In Q4 2010 65nm CPUs should go to the history books, the 45nm should account for 73 percent while 27 percent should go to upcoming 32nm stars.