Biggest Chipmaker, Intel, announces that they will delay the 7nm chips by six months
Many technologies enthusiasts have expected the Intel 7-nanometer Chips for quite some time now. However, the biggest chip maker company has recently announced its delay for about six months and making it more likely to be released in late 2022 or early 2023.
The Intel 7 Nanometer Chips delay
The delay of six months is not only the dilemma of the company, for the launching of the 7nm chip has been approximately twelve months behind Intel’s internal target. According to the Intel CEO Bob Swan, the Q2 2020 earnings are identified as a defect mode in the 7nm making but the said company said to have contingency plans which include external third party foundries.
The concluded current process of the 7nm chip has disappointed the company’s CEO, which gave it a firm push not to release on the expected date. Intel originally aimed to release the 7nm chips in 2021.
While Intel’s 7nm process is in development, they have initially planned to launch the 10nm chips, which are called the “Tiger Lake.” Aside from Tiger Lake, the company’s 10nm-based server CPU “Ice Lake” is on the way for launch later this year.
There is also a new line of client CPUs codenamed “Alder Lake” that will launch in the second half of 2021, which might also include its first 10nm-based desktop CPU.
The company notably struggles with multiple yield issues for the past years, which leads to launching chip delays and strategy changes. This issue perhaps the reason Apple back out with Intel chips and created their own Arm-based chip technology. It was reportedly the reasons why Apple has been forced to delay their own updates or chips because of Intel’s changing plans.
Apple will release its MacBooks with their own Arm-based chips.
How To Check If Mac Uses Apple M1 Or Intel Chip
MacBook is one of Apple’s most-awaited products this year of 2020. It really hyped up the fans, just like the new iPhone 12 series. What’s makes the new laptop popular is Apple’s in-house chip. The tech giant manufacturer’s latest M1 chips power the new device.
However, there are still some MacBooks that use Intel’s chipset. It is quite hard to tell which laptop is using Apple’s M1 or Intel’s chip. Why? Because the iPhone manufacturer made a very smooth transition between Intel Macs and M1 chip Macs. The previous 2018 MacBook Air and the 2020 M1 MacBook Air have the same design.
The laptops’ physical similarities really make it hard for consumers to tell if the device is powered by M1.