Intel’s has already delayed its Cannon Lake processors twice in the past and if a new report is to be believed, the company has now decided to delay the Cannon Lake release for the third time. The additional wait times have already impact plans of notebook vendors who were planning on using the 10nm chips in their products.
Intel claims that its 10nm Cannon Lake processors will be a “full generation” ahead of rivals from Samsung and TSMC. It says this will be possible due to “hyper scaling,” which simply put, incorporates twice as many transistors in the same space.
Citing upstream supply chain sources, DigiTimes reports that Intel has delayed the release of its next-generation Cannon Lake processors to the end of 2018.
The report adds that some vendors are actually thinking about skipping the Cannon Lake generation altogether and waiting for its successor instead. According to Intel’s roadmap, the Ice Lake processors should be available shortly after Cannon Lake’s delayed release.
Intel was expected to launch its 10nm Cannon Lake processors initially in 2017 but the release timeframe was first revised to the end of 2017 and later to mid-2018. If this new report is believed, Intel won’t be shipping them until the end of next year.
The reason behind this is claimed to be the problems that Intel is facing with its 10nm process. The company hasn’t confirmed anything about this so far so take this information with a grain of salt.
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