Intel says costly 10nm ramp will counter PC slowdown

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Helper
Top poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
7,705
Intel promises that a costly ramp in production of 10nm processors, which includes the forthcoming Sapphire Rapids server chips, will pay off in the second half of the year to counter a slowdown in the PC business.

In the x86 titan's first-quarter earnings call Thursday [PDF], the semiconductor maker stuck with its previous forecast for full-year revenue of $76 billion, even though sales for its biggest moneymaker, the Client Computing Group, are slower than expected in the first half of the year.

The PC business unit saw revenue dip 13 percent year-over-year to $9.3 billion in the first quarter, and that trend is expected to continue in the second quarter, CFO David Zinsner warned on the call. On the other hand, Intel's other business units, including the Datacenter and AI Group and Network and Edge Group, all grew in the first quarter.
 

JasonUK

Level 5
Apr 14, 2020
206
Interesting video on the importance of Taiwan to the whole global chip/semi conductor industry & the risk to advanced technology in the West if China decides to 'do a Ukraine'. The more production that US/Europe can relocate or build on home soil the better and if that means state subsidy so be it IMHO. Relevant clip starts about 11:30 in although whole video is an interesting watch.

 

MuzzMelbourne

Level 5
Mar 13, 2022
153
Interesting video on the importance of Taiwan to the whole global chip/semi conductor industry & the risk to advanced technology in the West if China decides to 'do a Ukraine'. The more production that US/Europe can relocate or build on home soil the better and if that means state subsidy so be it IMHO. Relevant clip starts about 11:30 in although whole video is an interesting watch.

Wow, wow, and wow… I don’t know whether to be terrified or inspired.

But you’re correct, decentralise chip manufacturing now! I totally understand the US investment/subsidy in Intel etc.

Video should be mandatory viewing, for all tech people at least.

Wow! Thank you.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JasonUK