Intel believes it will regain lead with 5nm process

Posted on Wednesday, March 04 2020 @ 18:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Speaking at the Morgan Stanley conference yesterday, Intel CFO George Davis admitted that the company's 10nm process will not be a very productive note. Davis confirmed 10nm will not be as strong a node as 14nm or 22nm was.

Intel has lost the lead to rivals but Davis is confident that until will be able to catch up when it rolls out 7nm, which is slated for late 2021. Furthermore, Davis assured investors that Intel projects that will be able to regain the lead in the semiconductor process market with its future 5nm process.
"As we said back at our analyst day in May of 19: Look, this isn't just going to be the best node that Intel has ever had. It's going to be less productive than 14nm, less productive than 22nm, but we're excited about the improvements that we're seeing and we expect to start the 7nm period with a much better profile of performance over that starting at the end of 2021."


Intel plans to roll out the 7nm process in late 2021, and the company hasn't released an official projection for the launch of its 5nm node. TSMC is moving along briskly with its new processes and should be on the 3nm node in late 2022, so it's unclear if Intel's projection to regain leadership with its 5nm node are based on TSMC's current schedule for 3nm.
Further details at Tom's Hardware.

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