Monday September 10, 2018

Intel to Outsource Chip Production to TSMC

Amid reports of Intel having trouble supplying 14nm parts, Digitimes claims Intel is looking to outsource some production to Taiwan Semiconductor. The sources say that "entry-level H310 and several other 300 series desktop processors" will get outsourced to TSMC, and that higher margin products like Intel's 14nm Xeons will stay at Intel's fabs.

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TSMC is already a contract manufacturer of Intel for SoFIA-series handset SoC chips and FPGA products, and makes Intel's baseband chips for use in the iPhone, the sources said. Motherboard makers expect the tight supply of Intel's 14nm chipsets to ease by the end of 2018.