Intel: Financial records alongside postponements

The chipmaker is presenting another successful quarterly report - but also has to admit that we will not be able to see 10 processors this year

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The seam between April and May also provides us, like every year, with the official financial reports of all the largest technology companies - and that's at 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 results of the giant processor manufacturer in the first three months of the year 2018 constitute a new relative peak for that period, with revenues of no less than 16.3 billion (an increase of 9 per cent compared with the peak in the first quarter of 2017), including increases in all five business divisions In 3, 24 has a particularly good net profit of 4.5, which is an increase of 50 over the same period last year, mainly due 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 nanometer production process is not yet ready to come to the fore - and this is unfortunately something that will be officially true for the year 2018 as a whole, and perhaps even 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 is already producing 10 nanomaterials for the FPGA world and for specific ultra-low-cost applications, but to get the Ice-Ice generation that guarantees desktop computers, laptops and servers, we will have to wait until 2019, In the form of Whiskey Lake (which will inherit Coffee Lake) and Cascade Lake -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.