Speaking to financial analysts at the Nasdaq 39th Investor Conference, Intel announced it increased its capital expenditures by another $500 million this year, signaling another boost to the company's 14nm production capacity.
Since Intel rarely discloses information about its production capacities, it is impossible to say how significantly it increased its 14 nm manufacturing capabilities this year and what targets did it set for Q1 – Q2 (when it is expected to meet demand). Meanwhile, it should be noted that $1.5 billion was mostly spent on switching to newer more advanced production tools that enable it to increase output of existing fabs. Many of these tools are going to be re-used for production of chips using more advanced process technologies, so Intel will take advantage of them for years to come.
Total capex for 2018 will be $15.5 billion, an extra $1.5 billion versus Intel's January guidance.