Intel Reported 14 Nanometers of Insufficient Capacity

In 2018, the processor leader Intel (intel) reported 14 nanometers of insufficient capacity, resulting in a large shortage of processor market. In addition to this, in addition to adding $1 billion to expand the capacity of 14 nanometers, Intel is also planning to transfer some of the chips originally produced from 14 nm to 22 nm in order to ensure the smooth delivery of the 9th generation processor. Production on the production line. The chipset that will be produced in the 22nm process is now available, and its number is B365.

In fact, the problem of Intel’s 14 nm shortage is not only affecting the sales of brand computers. According to reports, in the fourth quarter of 2018, a total of 2 million processors in the DIY market will be reduced, and only 6 million processors will be supplied, which makes DIY computer players miserable. Moreover, at the same time, the days of including motherboard manufacturers and notebook manufacturers are not good, because the supply of processors and supporting chips is reduced, the shipments are naturally reduced, and of course the impact is the revenue.

According to the manufacturer, in the market of branded computers, the first-line manufacturers have a larger number of purchases, and Intel has given more quantities, so the impact is relatively minor. However, after the second or even third line, the number of processors that can be achieved is much less, which leads to lower shipments and a sharp drop in revenue. This forced Intel not to solve this problem quickly, because if you can’t solve it quickly, the personal computer recovery that has been easy in recent years will disappear.

However, Intel’s 10nm process is not expected to be available until the end of 2019, and the first products will be dominated by the processor market. Therefore, it is obvious that solving the problem with the upgrade of the process is slow. Therefore, Intel recently decided to transfer some of the 300 series chipsets produced by the 14nm process to the 22nm production line with more capacity. According to Intel, the 300 series chipsets have been transferred from 14 nm to 22 nm, and their functions and specifications are the same, without affecting the user’s application.

However, in Intel, it is not possible to mix the 14 nm chipset with the 22 nm chipset. Therefore, Intel renamed the 22nm chipset 300 series to B365, which is different from the previous 14 B360, B370 chipset produced by Nano. Moreover, after all, Intel has had a precedent for the 14nm H310 chipset to become a 22nm H310C chipset, and consumers will not be unfamiliar. For the B365 chipset produced at 22 nm, the motherboard factory also designed related support products. Whether this can further solve the problem of processor out of stock, it will be observed later.

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