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
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 Intel 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.
Intel's current business looks and sounds solid, despite the healthy competition on the part of Intel I HAVE D And on the part of the E-ARM 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. Intel 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.
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 Skylake-E).
Does this mean that GlobalFoundries, סמסונג and-TSMC 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.