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Intel confirms 10nm on track for 2017

by on18 February 2016


Despite rumours of delay

Chipzilla has said that a job advert which implied that it would not be using the 10nm process for two years was inaccurate and confirmed that it is on track for a 2017 release.

The advert, which was spotted by the Motley Fool has since been taken down, said the company's 10-nanometer chip manufacturing technology would begin mass production "approximately two years" from the posting date.

Chipzilla has said that the advert was wrong and confirmed that its "first 10-nanometer product is planned for the second half of 2017."

It is not expected that Intel will roll out server chips in 2017. At the moment the plan appears to be introducing its second-generation 14-nanometer server chip family in early to mid-2017. But instead Intel will be trying to get its process ramped at high yields experimenting on the PC market so that 10-nanometer server processors will be ready for the first half of 2018.

This follows Intel’s traditional pattern of a having a few parts released as it experiments with the new tech. This is what happened in the first year of Intel's 14-nanometer availability.

Last modified on 18 February 2016
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