Earlier this year, there was a rumor that Intel might tap Samsung for the production of its Xe GPUs. We still don't know whether this is true, but the saying "where there's smoke there's fire" is true here as South Korean news site Sedaily heard from a source that Intel struck a deal with Samsung over the production of 14nm processors.
Intel reportedly contracted Samsung for the production of "Rocket Lake", a processor for mini PCs. This chip will enter production at Samsung in Q4 2020 and will hit the market in 2021. This is definitely unusual news, as Samsung's 14nm process is not only incompatable with Intel's 14nm process but also inferior in terms of specifications.
According to the source, Samsung will begin mass production of 14 nm Intel CPUs in the fourth quarter of 2020, which means that Intel still will not feel any relief from the off-loaded manufacturing, and will have to put up with it for a while longer. Also, according to the source, Intel's 14 nm manufacturing shortage has been worse than reported, which this partnership with Samsung further hints towards.