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Intel earnings: What the chip maker can say to turn assuage doubts • MarketWatch
Wallace Witkowski:
<p>Intel has struggled mightily the past few months, but it may be able to retrieve some lost love by showing strong data-centre growth and progress on rolling chips using a long-overdue manufacturing process.

Intel is scheduled to report quarterly earnings after the close of markets on Thursday. On Monday, rumors circulated that Intel was killing off its 10nm manufacturing process following a string of delays on the year, but Intel was quick to deny the reports.

“10nm,” where “nm” means nanometers, refers to how small a chip maker can make the transistors that go on a computer chip, with the general rule being that smaller transistors are faster and more efficient in using power. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD, has been chipping away at Intel’s dominance as its 7nm chip manufacturing process has been hailed as equal or even superior to Intel’s.

That is just the latest problem for Intel, which has had a trying year. The chip maker was hit late in 2017 by news of twin vulnerabilities baked into its chips, then dumped its chief executive — who has not been replaced on a permanent basis — while dealing with a shortage of chips thought to stem from manufacturing-process issues.</p>


The reports of killing off the 10nm <a href="https://semiaccurate.com/2018/10/22/intel-kills-off-the-10nm-process/">came from SemiAccurate</a>, which called it "struggling". Intel's denial feels like one of those "in good time we'll agree" denials.

If correct, then that really is the end of Moore's Law for Intel.
intel  10nm  mooreslaw 
october 2018 by charlesarthur

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