Intel cancels 14nm Setup for Fab 42 Fabrication Plant – Will probably upgrade to 10nm Directly
Intel recently announced that it will be delaying opening its Fab 42 fabrication plant (the same plant which was supposed to be the flagship for 14nm production). The reason Intel gives is simple, they say their current fab utilization is at 80% so it would make no sense to dish out capital for a new plant.
Intel Delays Fab 42 – Heating and Air Conditioning installed but None of the actual Fabrication Equipment.
Before you start ranting along the lines of “what? no 14nm?!?” and
“Intel is doomed”, please let me clarify. There will still be a 14nm,
just not from Fab 42 and no this cannot be taken in any economically
sane universe as a sign that Intel is dying. However the one thing that
cannot be denied is that Intel is taking pressure from the entire ARM industry. Building fabrication foundries is very capital
intensive and since any given company exists to sell itself, it is
understandable that Intel would delay Fab 42, which is located in