It has been a long time since we are aware of Intel and its struggles with semiconductor manufacturing. Initially, it was the 10 nm design IP and then the 7nm delays. However, Intel’s competitors are using third party foundries for manufacturing their designs. Most of these companies are using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for their chips.
“Intel, America’s biggest chipmaker, is working with TSMC on at least two 3-nm projects to design central processing units for notebooks and data center servers in an attempt to regain market share it has lost to Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia over the past few years. Mass production of these chips is expected to begin by the end of 2022 at the earliest.”
Reports from Nikkei Asia indicate that Intel is now considering taking help from TSMC too.
“Apple and Intel are testing their chip designs with TSMC’s 3-nanometer production technology, according to several sources briefed on the matter, with commercial output of such chips expected to start in the second half of next year.”
This means that we can expect TSMC manufactured Intel processors by 2023 or 2024.