Samsung is reportedly making 14nm CPUs for Intel as supply issues persist

nanoguy

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Intel may have taken its title back from Samsung as the world's largest chip maker this year, but that doesn't make things any easier for the company, especially now that AMD is on steroids and has managed to deliver 7nm desktop and workstation processors and even GPUs for the mainstream.

Despite posting record revenues through the third quarter, the company's 14nm CPU supply issues persist and that has caused a production delay on its 10nm desktop parts. This is likely to benefit AMD, whose Ryzen CPUs are currently selling like hotcakes on Amazon.

But Intel isn't sitting idle while its biggest rival slowly chips away at its marketshare. According to a South Korean media report first spotted by Sammobile, Intel has reached out to TSMC and Samsung to offload some of the production to their fabs to keep up with the higher-than-expected demand.

This isn't new for Chipzilla, as it has tapped rival foundries like TSMC in the recent past for its consumer-grade CPUs.

According to the report, Samsung has reportedly locked in a big number of orders from Intel for 14nm chips, which is bringing some much-needed business to the Korean giant now that demand in the memory market is waning.

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Irata

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Sure this is for CPU? Chipsets and similar would make more sense.

I also doubt TSMC even considered fabbing for Intel. Why would they sacrifice capacity for a temporary gig?
 

quadibloc

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Intel should be getting someone to make 10nm chips for it, since they're what it desperately needs.

But even TSMC could only make "10nm-" chips for Intel - since while Intel's so-called 10nm chips are really 18nm chips, TSMC's so-called 7nm chips are really 20nm chips, so TSMC would not be able to quite match Intel's 10nm goals.
 

ShadowDeath

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Intel should be getting someone to make 10nm chips for it, since they're what it desperately needs.

But even TSMC could only make "10nm-" chips for Intel - since while Intel's so-called 10nm chips are really 18nm chips, TSMC's so-called 7nm chips are really 20nm chips, so TSMC would not be able to quite match Intel's 10nm goals.
They don't want to give up that Core architecture despite the fact that they can't get it to work on 10nm.
 

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