It will take Intel till the fourth quarter of 2019 to release CPUs manufactured using 10 nanometer manufacturing process technology. The chip giant announced this during its quarterly earnings call. Previously, Intel already stated it delayed mass production of its 10nm technology based chips till next year.
During the earnings call, an Intel executive stated the company will initially sell consumer processors using 10nm, but that data center CPUs will follow swiftly. The coming year the company will continue to focus on 14nm based processors of which the first generation was released in 2014. By the end of this year, Intel’s fifth and last generation 14nm technology based CPUs should be introduced, which are code named Whiskey Lake.
Despite the challenges to move to the 10nm manufacturing process, Intel had a very successful quarter. The company reported a revenue of $17 billion which is a 15% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The profit increased to $5 billion, up 78% compared to last year.
Almost half of Intel’s entire revenue is now earned by its data center related divisions, which also grew with 26%. Revenue earned from PC related products increased with 6% to $8.7 billion