Intel has been working in the field of wafer manufacturing for decades and has accumulated rich experience, which is incomparable in terms of seniority. As early as 2014, Intel began to manufacture products with 14 nm process technology. At that time, TSMC was still exploring 28 nm.
However, as more and more products begin to use the 14nm process, the capacity of their own 14nm is becoming more and more tight! While expanding the 14nm capacity, Intel also intends to find a suitable OEM to alleviate the 14nm capacity crisis.
The company currently in Intel's sights is global foundries, AMD's former girlfriend.
As we all know, AMD's new generation of Reelong 3000 series processors uses a 7nm process. For financial reasons, GlobalFoundries has already interrupted its 7nm process, forcing AMD to switch to TSMC. After losing AMD's biggest customer, GlobalFoundries's profit fell sharply, while a large number of its 12/14nm production lines were idled.
Although amd can't use it, for Intel, the 12 / 14nm of global foundries is still a good thing. Intel's plan is to first hand over part of the main board chipsets with 14nm process to global foundries, and then hand over the low-end processors such as Celeron and Pentium to global foundries at the right time.
As for the 14 nm capacity that Intel was moved to, of course, produce the 10th-generation Comet Lake Core Processor.