Despite being the manufacturer that still dominates the market, Intel has lost strength and customer confidence. The reason is due to the fact that the North American brand still remains ‘stuck’ to the 14 nm manufacturing process, at a time when production is at full steam at 7 nm and 5 nm and is already starting to prepare the 3 nm lithography.
However, it looks like this is about to change. The brand confirmed that Alder Lake CPUs will arrive this year and it is possible that they are already produced in the 10 nm process. Rumors point to September as the month of launch of these new processors.
It seems that the fateful reality of Intel, of not being able to advance in the manufacturing process, has its days numbered. We recently announced that the California branded processors will start being produced by Taiwanese giant TSMC this year. On the other hand, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said that the company’s 7 nm process is going very well.
But 2021 may already be the year that marks the turning point for Intel.
Intel Alder Lake CPUs arrive this year and may debut at 10 nm
Bob Swan, Intel interim CEO who will soon leave his place for Pat Gelsinger, confirmed that the manufacturer is already finalizing the production of Alder Lake processors. The executive guarantees that the process is following the expected deadlines and manufacturing in large quantities should take place in the second half of this year.
According to Swan:
As we look to the future, we’re excited about the capabilities we’ll bring to consumers with Alder Lake for mobile (laptops) and desktops and Sapphire Rapids for data centers. These products take full advantage of our Enhanced SuperFin process technology and numerous architectural improvements (…).
The new Alder Lake CPUs should then be the first to bring the long-awaited manufacture to 10 nm lithography. And this is an important change, namely for Intel to regain consumer confidence and be in the running again, although still a little behind the competition.
In 2015, Intel promised this 10 nanometer process, however it looks like it won’t arrive until five years later.
We are going to enable Alder Lake for desktops and notebooks for production and start the volume increase in the second half of 2021, and we expect the qualification for the production of Sapphire Rapids to happen in late 2021.
In this way, if the new CPUs are manufactured at 10 nm, then they can also be the first to make more than four cores.
Some sources also indicate that the launch of Alder Lake will take place in September. However, before that, Intel will launch another generation of 14 nm processors, called Rocket Lake.
Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.
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