Intel Provides Update On 7nm, New US Fabs, "Intel On" Event

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 23 March 2021 at 05:28 PM EDT. 41 Comments
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is hosting a webcast to provide an update on the company's manufacturing and other engineering efforts.

Among the highlights from this webcast, the first since Gelsinger took over as CES last month, included:

- Intel has fully embraced EUV for their 7nm process. Intel plans to stay on the leading edge of EUV usage.

- Intel Meteor Lake in 2023 will feature 7nm manufacturing. Meteor Lake has a modular design. Intel plans to tape out Meteor Lake in Q2'2021.

- Foveros and EIMB continued to be talked up.

- IDM 2.0 is their latest strategy for "manufacturing, innovation and product leadership." IDM 2.0 involves a ~$20 billion investment to create two new fabs in Arizona. Intel is also expanding their use of third-party foundry capacity. Intel aims to become a major provider of US and Europe-based foundry capacity to customers.

- Pat also teased that other new US/European fabs will likely be announced within the next year.

- Intel is also announcing Intel On as a new industry event in the spirit of their former Intel Developer Forum (IDF). Intel On will start later this year - San Francisco in October is planned.

- Alder Lake has started sampling to customers and is still on track for this year with desktops followed by mobile.

- By end of this year, most wafer starts at Intel will be on 10nm.

- Ice Lake Xeon to launch in April.

- Customers are sampling Xeon Sapphire Rapids already. Ramp for Sapphire Rapids is H1'2022.

- Granite Rapids and Meteor Lake on track for 2023.
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