by Brandon Butler
Intel Delays 7nm CPUs, Again 7/23/2020

Paul Alcorn for Tom’s Hardware, ‘Intel’s 7nm is Broken, Company Announces Delay Until 2022, 2023’:

Intel announced today in its Q2 2020 earnings release that it has now delayed the rollout of its 7nm CPUs by six months relative to its previously-planned release date, undoubtedly resulting in wide-ranging delays to the company’s roadmaps. Intel’s press release also says that yields for its 7nm process are now twelve months behind the company’s internal targets, meaning the company isn’t currently on track to produce its 7nm process in an economically viable way. The company now says its 7nm CPUs will not debut on the market until late 2022 or early 2023. 

Ooph. If anyone was still wondering if Apple moving to their own ARM-based silicon is really necessary, this one’s for you.