Intel has released a promotional video that traces its multiyear journey toward doubling its combined 14 nm and 10 nm manufacturing capacity. The company accomplished this primarily via yield improvement projects and investments in capacity expansion, but the expansion also relied on the repurposing of preexisting space such as labs and offices.
“Over the last three years, we have doubled our wafer volume capacity, and that was a significant investment,” said Keyvan Esfarjani, senior vice president and general manager of Manufacturing and Operations at Intel. “Moving forward, we’re not stopping… We are continuing to invest into factory capacity to ensure we can keep up with the growing needs of our customers.”
Intel’s latest 10 nm products include 11th Gen Intel Core processors and the Intel Atom P5900. The former, which has been billed by the company as the “world’s best processor for thin-and-light laptops,” was launched in September and comprises nine SKUs, five of which feature brand-new Iris Xe graphics.