Intel Restarts 14 nm Operations in Costa Rica, Aims to Increase Capacity

erek

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intel 14nm+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"This move, which will be done in phases. The first implementation of the Costa Rica operations will be effective on April 19th, with the remaining operations to come online on August 3rd. Intel expects to reduce dependency on their other three Test and Finish sites, while being able to bolster final production capacity by some 25% with this move. "

https://www.techpowerup.com/264456/...ica-aims-to-increase-capacity-for-xeon-output
 

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If demand weren't increasing, there wouldn't be a need for increased capacity.
it's not so much the demand increasing but also to do with the fact that they still can't even fulfill orders that a lot of data centers/enterprise companies have had for almost a year now. then added onto that they also had to stop production of a lot of their lower end OEM processors to make room for enterprise production.
 
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it's not so much the demand increasing but also to do with the fact that they still can't even fulfill orders that a lot of data centers/enterprise companies have had for almost a year now. then added onto that they also had to stop production of a lot of their lower end OEM processors to make room for enterprise production.
Errr, yeah. Exactly what you said. Demand may or may not be increasing, but rather, it continues to exceed the supply.

The important takeaway is that we can LOL at people saying this means the death of Intel is near.
 

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If demand weren't increasing, there wouldn't be a need for increased capacity.
Other products reaching 14nm node is the largest factor - now you have to manage your 5g Apple modems and fpga and cpus on one technology, instead of cpus migrating to 10nm already.
Do you really think Intel wouldn't be meeting demand and thus increasing profit if not possible?
 

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10nm is so last year, 14nm is the future.
Would you rather have an iphone 10 or an iphone 14?
A 2010 Toyota Yaris or a 2014 Toyota Yaris?
 

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Other products reaching 14nm node is the largest factor - now you have to manage your 5g Apple modems and fpga and cpus on one technology, instead of cpus migrating to 10nm already.
Do you really think Intel wouldn't be meeting demand and thus increasing profit if not possible?
5 and 7nm fab time is expensive and limited, 14 is relatively cheap and "abundant", with this plant I think that brings Intel up to 16 fab plants running round the clock on 14nm and they are still backordered by nearly a full year.
 
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