According to foreign media reports, Intel has encountered some problems in its upcoming 7Nm process, which has delayed the launch of the next generation of chips.

As pointed out in Intel’s financial report for the second quarter of 2020, chips based on 7Nm process technology were originally scheduled to go on the market by the end of 2021, but “will be about six months behind the previous expectation”. According to reports, Intel CEO Bob Swan said that there are still “defects” in the 7Nm process, and the six-month delay means that the listing of related chips will be delayed until at least 2022.

Intel's research and development of 7Nm core encountered some problems, or will delay the listing

Intel actually said that the current problems in the 7Nm process mean that production is one year behind its internal product roadmap. However, for some reasons, a one-year delay in the plan will still only delay the chip’s launch by six months. In contrast, AMD’s ryzen 4000 chip based on 7Nm architecture has been on the market for several months, far ahead of Intel.

However, Intel is on schedule to release its 11th generation tiger Lake chips, which will replace the 10th generation ice lake series used in laptops later this year, as well as the company’s much publicized Xe graphics card. Intel is also expected to launch the first products of its 12th generation alder Lake family of chips by the end of this year, including the long-awaited first 10nm desktop processor.

However, the production delay of 7Nm process chips is an urgent problem for Intel. If we refer to Intel’s history of continuously improving its 14 nanometer process, the company will release more 10 nanometer chips in the next few years.

According to Intel’s current expectations, 7Nm chips may encounter similar bottlenecks in the PC field in the next few years.

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