Intel's $7B expansion in Chandler finally operational, making it the chipmaker's largest U.S. factory

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Afaik Fab 42 is 7nm.
10nm

New generation of chips
When Fab 42 was completed in 2013, it was supposed to manufacture 14nm (nanometer) chips. Instead, it had remained empty until the company decided what to do next.

In 2017, Intel announced its plans to resume construction and invest $7 billion to complete the factory. At that time, the new fab was expected to use the advanced 7nm manufacturing process. But because of a series of delays, it is producing 10nm chips.

7nm still delayed to 2021 maybe.
 

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From 2017.

Gotta lol at this though

As some of you who follow Intel’s business may know, our 10 nm product, the first of which is code-named Cannon Lake, will begin shipping in the second half of this year. And now we are talking about getting ready for 7 nm. You might say, “Well, this is early.” However, we always start preparing our factories several years before products becomes available. The timing is right for us to get ready for 7 nm technology in our factories.

How'd that work out?
 

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Gotta lol at this though



How'd that work out?

perfect giphy.gif
 

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So, is this magical fab still going to transition to 450mm wafers, or is that, like 7nm, just another Work of Fiction?

Intel has taken so fucking long to finish this, I just assumed they had given up on al the advanced capabilities of this fab's original sales pitch.
 
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