The first 7-nanometer Intel processors will appear no earlier than 2022.
“Intel has announced that production of the next generation of chips will be postponed until 2022,” the statement said.
The company found a “defect” in its production process, which led to a new delay.
According to experts, with such a delay, Intel risks giving an advantage to its competitors.
Meanwhile, AMD introduced the first 7-nanometer processors last year, NVIDIA already has video cards in this process.
As noted, the nanometers in the process indicates the size of the transistors, and the smaller the number, the more transistors fit on the board. This figure affects many parameters, including performance and energy efficiency, so all chip manufacturers seek to reduce it.