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On Wednesday Intel Corp. reiterated committment to start commercial production of central processing units and other products using 14nm process technology later this year. Given the fact that Intel has no plans to introduce its next-generation Broadwell microprocessors to the desktop market in 2014, the actual manufacturing volumes will not be as high as they could have been.

“Our investments and expertise in process technology continue to be the foundation of our industry leadership with 22 nanometer defect density and throughput times at record low levels and 14 nanometer on track for production by the end of the year,” said Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel, during quarterly conference call with financial analysts.

Traditionally, Intel starts to produce chips using new manufacturing process around October – November in a bid to formally introduce them in Q1 or Q2 the next calendar year. Usually Intel launches new central processing units based on new high-performance micro-architecture for desktops, notebooks, workstations and even single-socket servers at the same time. This will not be the case with chips to be made using 14nm manufacturing technology.

Broadwell chips will only land into mobile computers next year, according to Intel’s plans. For desktops, uniprocessor servers and workstations there will be so-called Haswell Refresh microprocessors made using 22nm fabrication process. As a result, the volumes of 14nm products this year may be lower than traditional output using a new node.

Intel itself has not officially confirmed lack of plans to introduce Broadwell microprocessors for desktops in 2014. But confirmed existence of Core-branded 14nm products in the roadmap for the first half of 2014.

“We are not going to give changes to the roadmap or any kind of product schedules here, from what will happen as a result of the strategy. We will try and bring those updates to our Investor Meeting that happens in November. As far as our 14nm Core launch in our general product launch, I think what we have said so far is first half of 2014 and […] we are not ready to give any specifics beyond that,” said Mr. Krzanich.

Tags: Intel, Broadwell, Core, 14nm, Haswell, 22nm, Semiconductor


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nice............ in terms of manufacturing process intel is truly unbeatable,unparallel
4 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 07/18/13 06:18:11 AM]
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2 7 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 07/18/13 06:30:21 AM]
Intel arent a monopoly. That would imply they are completely dominent and are controlling the markets they are in.

THey have plenty of competition in all maket segments. They do best in Desktop because AMD arent reaching their full potential but in everything else they arent having their own way and in some market segments they are the underdog.
5 0 [Posted by: Dave Hartnell  | Date: 07/18/13 12:15:58 PM]
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0 4 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 07/19/13 12:58:49 AM]
x86 is but a small part of the chip industry. Intel is a minor player when it comes to chips used in mobile devices. saying that Intel has a monopoly in x86 is comparable to saying that GM has a monopoly in Corvettes.

I don't think that AMD ever had a superior x86 chip.
3 1 [Posted by: ua549  | Date: 07/19/13 05:38:18 AM]
The instruction set was called AMD64 and the processsor was called Opteron.
0 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 07/20/13 01:08:49 AM]

Due to the fact there is no real competition in the x86 space ATM intel pretty much dictates the price and node used, if AMD were more dominant we would see intel releasing 14nm products much sooner

These days unfortunately AMD only really compete against intel in low end desktop/laptop parts, even though AMD have far superior GPU tech/know-how, and due to intels corrupt/illegal business practices in the past they now pretty much control the worlds retail and distribution channels in the x86 space
2 1 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 07/19/13 11:57:35 PM]


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