The 3rd Quarter Financial report is now out in the wild and for Intel is the year in which they have to come up with the strong revenue, but previously delayed six months for 14nm Broadwell began to make money – Lenovo, Asus and other companies have begun to launch a computer-based on Core M processors, but Intel also has its own worry things – say good 14nm production process actually repeatedly postponed, although currently there is formal production, but production is still a problem, to meet the market needs you have to wait until the first half of 2015.
Intel: 14nm process capacity lower than expected, still trying to climb
The first two days of the 3rd Quarter Financials earnings conference, Intel’s CEO talked about this issue,
“The last quarter of our overall performance was good, but we still have a lot of important work to do on our 14nm factories. The production capacity has been significantly improved, but still lower than our expectations, the most difficult challenge is to make 14nm process capacity to climb as soon as possible.”
Previously, Intel was originally expecting D1X Oregon in 2014, Fab42 Arizona 14nm production in 2015 as well as Ireland’s Fab 24 wafer fab production in the same year, but before had suspended Fab42 14nm for the upgrade program. Ireland 14nm fab was just closing to the release date, but now Intel will start volume production from 2015. So, now D1X Oregon in 14nm production process is the only hope here to come soon.
In the fab shortage, in order to maximize productivity, the current production of 14nm Broadwell processor actually only Core M low-power dual-core, low-performance products, Intel’s 14nm desktop processors has been postponed to the next year. So, next year we can also see the first 14nm desktop processor and Broadwell case of the second-generation 14nm process Skylake processor coexistence.