The ongoing, never ending delays of Intel's 10nm processors have disappointed their customers like Apple and consumers in general. AMD was frustrated with their suppliers. Globalfoundries inability to give them the lead. In January 2019 AMD wants to announce at CES their breakthrough 7nm chips for servers and desktops that finally leaps ahead of Intel. Intel's inability to deliver desktop enthusiasts are really excited about the news and Intel is likely to loose consumers.
The Oregonian is now reporting that Intel has decided to split its manufacturing group into three pieces: 1
"Intel wants to split its vaunted manufacturing unit into three pieces, the company's told employees Monday." The shakeup comes amid a crisis at Intel manufacturing, which is next-generation in delivery of the company's next-generation , 10-nanometer chip technology. Intel says the chips, originally due in 2015, will not be mass production until late next year.
The delay reflects the difficulty of shrinking features on the atomic level. Intel uses a high-speed, two-year cycle, fueling a computing power. But its timetable has become increasingly complex in the manufacturing process.
In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple has set up a hardware engineering lab in Oregon, hiring several former senior Intel engineers." The Bloomberg report said in April that Apple would end up using Intel based Macs favor of their own processors.
Just as the news about Intel hit the wire yesterday, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who works for TF International Securities, seized the opportunity to speculate that Apple would work with TSMC to deliver Macs.