Recently, Intel’s CFO George Davis said in an interview that Intel will begin mass production and promotion of 7nm products in the second half of 2021.
It is reported that in terms of chip process, Intel has been using the 14nm process for many years, and the 10nm process is also in the stage of capacity climbing, and it has been postponed for three years. In response to this, George Davis said that the 10nm extension means that Intel needs to go through a long period of cost disadvantage. Davis believes that after 2023, Intel’s revenue and profits will begin to grow significantly.
In addition, regarding the competition with AMD in the server market, Davis admits that competition will intensify in the next 18-24 months.
According to Intel, the transistor density of the 7nm process is doubled compared to 10nm, while the performance per watt can be increased by 20%, and the design difficulty will also be reduced. Intel said that the 7nm process will be used first on the Xe graphics card, not processors. At present, Intel has begun to order the equipment and materials needed for the 7nm process.