Intel Cannon Lake has seen plenty of delays and the CPUs have been delayed to next year. In the latest announcement from the company, it seems that the 10 nm Intel Cannon Lake CPUs will be coming out later this year but will only be available in limited numbers.
According to the new strategy that the company is adopting, the Intel Cannon Lake CPUs will first be coming to FPGA accelerators. The mass production with start in the first half of 2018 and consumers will be able to get these CPUs in the second half of 2018. Which is what we have already heard previously.
According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, in the latest investors call:
“On track to ship our first low-volume 10-nanometer part by the end of the year. That will be followed by the initial ramp in the first half of 2018, with both high volume and system availability in the second half of 2018.”
Intel Cannon Lake has been delayed three times now and other CPU manufacturers are also getting close to the 10 nm process. TSMC has reportedly begun risk production of CLN7FF this year and will be able to produce high volume chips by mid-2018. On the other hand, Samsung has already begun shipping 10nm wafers. 8LPP, which is going to rival Intel 10nm process.
Intel Ice Lake, 2nd generation 10nm design has also been finalized at this point but until Cannon Lake makes it to the market we won’t be getting the 2nd generation of 10nm CPUs. At this point we can only hope that Intel Cannon Lake CPUs make it on top. With AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs coming out soon Intel might not have any room for error.
Let us know what you think about Intel Cannon Lake being delayed again and only limited quantities being made available this year. Will this strategy work for Intel?