Intel has verified that its very long-awaited 10-nanometer Cannon Lake processors will be arriving in volume in the second half of 2019, with consumer PCs carrying the CPUs to be on sale prior to the yr is out (just in time for the holidays, the company states).
The information came via a conference connect with with the corporation pursuing its Q2 fiscal results. If you have been pursuing the saga of when Intel will fall down to 10nm Cannon Lake (from the present 14nm processors), you’ll remember that the start of these chips has been delayed significantly – they were first predicted to ship in 2016 – and the latest we read in April was that they had been delayed to 2019.
So, this isn’t another delay as such, just a affirmation of accurately when in 2019 the start will come about – but it’s variety of a disappointment seeing as the timeframe sounds really a lot as late as it can be (with consumer PCs launching by December).
Intel isn’t fearful however (the natural way), and as Pc Earth reports, the company is self-confident it can nevertheless get more out of its 14nm products and solutions in the meantime – Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake are thanks to land later on this yr using a fresh spin on the 14nm++ course of action to eke out some more gains. Intel is self-confident that these endeavours will help it maintain “system leadership”, corporation executives asserted (as they are responsibility-bound to).
Observe that quite modest quantities of 10nm chips have started out delivery – in the sort of minimal-finish processors for Asian laptop computer brands – but volume production is what definitely counts, and this is what will not come about right up until later on on in 2019.
As we have read prior to, just one of the principal good reasons for the Cannon Lake delay has been the problem in refining and honing 10nm yields to be in a position to strike mass production, which has evidently been a challenging process.
It’s also possible that security problems have been laying major on the minds of Intel’s engineers, specified the total Spectre and Meltdown debacle, and probably there’s been a ton of tightening completed on the security front with these processors.