Intel adds more Coffee Lake production capacity

Posted on Thursday, May 03 2018 @ 10:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Intel announced it will further increase supply of its six-core Coffee Lake series processors. At the moment, Coffee Lake-S CPUs are assembled and tested in facilities in Malaysia and Vietnam. Now Intel will also be tapping a new site in Chengdu, China to further ramp up supply. When Coffee Lake launched about half a year ago, there were some supply issues but this no longer the case. The first chips from the Chinese assembly & test facility are expected to hit the supply channel around May 28, 2018.
Last week the company said that starting from May 28, 2018, its customers would start to receive Core i7-8700K, Core i7-8700, Core i5-8600K, Core i5-8500, and Core i5-8400 CPUs assembled and tested in Chengdu, China. The company already uses this site to do the same operations to tray/OEM Coffee Lake processors. Meanwhile, since Intel’s assembly and test facilities are a part of the chipmaker's Copy Exactly! (CE!) program — all procedures and process technologies they use across various production sites across the world are identical. Therefore, performance, quality, reliability and other characteristics of CPUs produced, tested and assembled in different locations are said to be equivalent.
Source: AnandTech

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