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Intel to outsource 14nm production

by on10 September 2018

Capacity too tight to mention

Chipzilla is finding that its 14nm process production capacity is too tight and is looking to outsource part of its 14nm chip production to TSMC.

Digitimes reports that Chipzilla intends to give priority to its high-margin products - mainly server-use processors and chipsets amid its tight 14nm process capacity, and therefore plans to outsource the production of its entry-level H310 and several other 300 series desktop processors to TSMC.

Intel saw 14nm chip supply fall short of demand by as much as 50 percent and outsourcing has become the only and appropriate choice for Intel since the company is unlikely to want additional 14nm process capacity.

TSMC is already a contract manufacturer of Intel for SoFIA-series handset SoC chips and FPGA products and makes Intel's baseband chips for use in the iPhone, the sources said.

Motherboard makers expect the tight supply of Intel's 14nm chipsets to ease by the end of 2018.

Last modified on 10 September 2018
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