Intel expects the 7-nanometer process to be put into production in 2023
Recently, Intel has already released the quarterly financial report. From the perspective of financial reports, Intel’s performance in the quarter is relatively good. But the activist investors prefer to see Intel regain its former glory.
Especially after the semiconductor industry enters the 5-nanometer advanced process, it has hit investors even harder, because Intel is still struggling with the 10-nanometer process.
After the release of the financial report, Intel’s chairman of the board of directors, Intel’s chief executive officer, and the incoming new CEO Pat Gelsinger participated in the interpretation of the financial report.
We have known that Intel is fully developing the 7-nanometer process. Intel executives also reiterated that the current 7-nanometer process is the company’s focus after the financial report.
When answering questions from analysts, Bob Swan said that the current 7-nanometer process is the company’s top priority, and the current company’s main capital expenditure is also concentrated on the 7-nanometer process.
At a predictable pace, Intel will launch market-leading products in 2023. By then, these products should be produced on the 7-nanometer process.
However, Bob Swan also clearly stated that products based on the 7-nanometer process will definitely be launched in 2023. As for whether there will be various unexpected bounces in the future, we need to continue to observe.
Regarding the outsourcing of processor manufacturing, Pat Gelsinger gave a relatively positive answer. Earlier, there was news that Intel might outsource its business to Samsung or TSMC.
The reason for outsourcing is that Intel’s own production capacity is limited but the market demand is very high. If you focus on production capacity, it may distract Intel’s R&D attention.
With regard to this issue, Pat Gelsinger said that he would conduct subsequent evaluations and continue to increase the use of foundry capacity, but the specific situation will need to be understood in detail after Pat takes office.