Intel has been running their own silicon fabrication facilities to their limits for quite a while now. Because of this we’ve seen a shortage of available Intel CPUs. According to a new report it looks like Intel is looking for a third-party semiconductor foundry to share the load and this could ultimately be GlobalFoundries. GlobalFoundries has a 14nm class facility in Upstate New York and if this goes through GlobalFoundries would start manufacturing within 2020.
Intel could use GlobalFoundries for manufacturing CPU dies, specifically its entry-level chips like the Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron. Intel could also use GlobalFoundries to cut-down its own manufacturing workload by contracting them for 14nm core-logic (chipsets). Intel has already started making some of its 300-series chipsets on the older 22nm process to maximize 14nm fab allocation for its CPUs.