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Intel: Financial records alongside postponements

The chip maker presents another successful quarterly report - but also has to admit that we won't be seeing 10 nm processors in the current year

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The seam between the months of April and May also provides us now, as every year, with the official financial reports of all the largest technology companies - and this is from home Can certainly be considered especially interesting among all those who have come to us, presenting both good news and a bit less good news for all those who are waiting for the workers of tomorrow.

The giant processor maker's results in the first three months of 2018 are a new relative record for the same period, with revenues of no less than $ 16.3 billion (up 9 percent over the record set in QNUMX's first quarter), including increases for all five business divisions The company has between 2017 percent and 3 percent - and especially a particularly nice net profit of 24 billion, which is an increase of 4.5 percent over the same period last year, largely thanks to the US tax reform.

Even without the new production process, Intel has many reasons for pride

Intel's current business looks and sounds solid, despite the healthy competition on the part of Intel And on the part of the E- And although the new 10 NM production process is still not ready to get to the front - this is unfortunately something that will be officially true for the entire 2018 year, and possibly for part of next year. Took advantage of the positive economic report to approve further postponement of its innovative manufacturing process due to the low volume of normal chip output, which does not allow the transition from production to small mass commercial mass production.

The forecast for the current quarter, the second, is definitely optimistic

Intel already produces 10 nm chips for the FPGA world and for specific ultra-economical applications, but in order to get the Ice Lake generation promising for laptops, laptops and the server world - we will have to wait until 2019 when we receive 2018 replacements In the form of Whiskey Lake (which will inherit Coffee Lake) and Cascade Lake (which will inherit -E).

The production process at 10 nanometer is about to complete an unprecedented delay in the history Of about three years. Let us hope that this is the last delay

Does this mean that GlobalFoundries, and- Will be able to switch to breakthrough 8 nanometers and 7 nanometers before Intel supplies us with 10 nanometer chips? We are expected to have a very interesting time, so we have no doubt.


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  1. How to compare Intel's manufacturing process to that of Samsung and tsmc, Intel's technology is considered at a higher level, which is one of the reasons they are having difficulties. If I'm not mistaken, the density of Intel's 14nm chips is higher than the density of the competing 10nm chips.

    1. Yes and that's why the output is low.
      There is an advanced production process but the cost…. (According to rumors: not to the masses).
      We have a lot of interesting things along the way, both in the communications and graphics world.
      There are some guesswork that accompanies us for the year 2020 that will be full of surprises. (We'll accept 2021.)

  2. Quote of 1stcowgirl

    Yes and that's why the output is low. There is an advanced production process but the cost…. (According to rumors: not to the masses). We have a lot of interesting things along the way, both in the communications and graphics world. There are some guesswork that accompanies us for the year 2020 that will be full of surprises. (We'll accept 2021.)

    There are a lot of people who say Intel is likely to abandon 10 and go directly to 7 when it comes to mass production. I do not know how logical it is, but time will tell.

    I wonder if we will soon see a core processor from Intel, and whether amd will start marketing more cores.

    1. Doesn't make any sense that skipping an entire production generation is a lot of money from sales….
      If it was lucrative they would have done it in previous generations when there was still more intense competition from AMD.
      Now that there is very little competition, Intel wants to milk as much as possible of each generation.

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