During the conference on the financial results of the third quarter, Intel announced that it will have to postpone shipments of 10nm server processors Xeon Scalable family Ice Lake-SP until the first quarter of 2021. Earlier this information appeared at the rumor level, but now it is officially confirmed.
In fact, this is the third transfer of server Ice Lake-SP, which according to the original plans were to be released in 2019. But the release was shifted to the second quarter, and then to the end of 2020. And now Intel promises to provide affordable 10nm server chips in the first quarter of 2021, although no one is immune to the next migration.
“We and our customers are excited about the upcoming launch of our 3rd generation Xeon Scalable products, Ice Lake-SP,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO, during a discussion with analysts and investors about the quarter’s financial results. – We’re aiming for qualification samples at the end of the fourth quarter with increased production soon, in the first quarter of next year.
Despite the readiness of a third iteration (SuperFin) of the 10nm process, Intel is still facing great challenges. By now the corporation has mastered the release of only mobile processors based on 10nm technology, and there is still a long way to go for desktop, server and discrete graphics solutions. Let’s mention in the end that Xeon Scalable Ice Lake-SP will be produced using the second generation of 10nm node, which is used in mobile chips Ice Lake-U.
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