Intel Halts H310 Chipset Production Due To Limited 14 nm Capacity

Intel has quite a portfolio when it comes to its processors and chipsets, however, this might be the very thing that is holding the production of H310 chipset as Intel has suspended the production of this Coffee Lake chipset just a month after it was introduced.

According to the report from DigiTimes, who claims that sources of theirs have revealed it to them that the reason why Intel has suspended the production of H310 chipset is the 14nm process.

According to the report, the increased demand for the 14nm process has caused the suspension of the production of Intel H310 chipset. Furthermore, the production halt will remain until July 2018 and the H310 chipset will become available in the market in July.

Speculation has emerged claiming Intel suspended the supply of H310 because of a manufacturing process change from 14nm to 22nm for the chipset after a delay in advancing to 10nm had resulted in tight capacity for 14nm.

Until then, motherboard manufacturers are to adopt B360, despite it being expensive compared to H310. This comes shortly after Intel announced the 10 nm delay which is to eventually absorb the 14nm demand.

While Intel will not start volume production of 10nm process until 2019, TSMC has fared smoothly in process advancement, having kicked off volume production of 7nm process in the second quarter of 2018 to fabricate A12 processors for Apple’s new iPhone devices and Qualcomm’s smartphone APs, the sources said.

Speaking of Intel, reportedly Intel will reveal its Discrete GPUs at CES 2019. According to the report, Intel has completed the first phase of the development of its discrete GPUs and are now preparing for a big reveal and launch of the Intel Discrete GPU.

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Source: Digitimes