Monday, January 17, 2011

Intel expects big things from the 22nm fabrication process

With the transition to 22nm process technology that will start later this year Intel Corp. will also move to a new manufacturing model that will rely on four leading-edge fabs instead of three. The plan will cost Intel $9 billion this year, but Intel claims that with 22nm manufacturing process it will be able to enter a number of new markets.

"In support of expected strong unit growth in our core businesses and the movement of graphics transistors to our leading edge process technology, we are forecasting an increase in capital spending to $9 billion as we build and equip an incremental high volume manufacturing factory at 22nm," said Stacy Smith, chief financial officer of Intel, during the most recent quarterly conference call with financial analysts.

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