The Channel logo

News

By | Tony Smith 11th November 2004 10:27

Intel poo-poos 65nm delay claim

First chips 'on track' for 2005 debut, apparently

Intel has denied claims that the development of its 65nm chip fabrication process has fallen behind schedule.

According to market watcher In-Stat/MDR analyst Jim McGregor, the chip giant has "quietly pushed out manufacturing on 65nm [to] 2006". What McGregor called "challenging industry conditions" could see the process' ramp fall back to "mid-2006 or later", Silicon Strategies reports.

But an Intel spokeswoman denied the allegation: "We did not push out our roadmap. Our 65nm process technology will be ready in 2005. High-volume products will ship in 2006."

In August this year, Intel said it expects to debut 65nm parts in 2005, but admitted that volume production was unlikely to take place before the very end of next year - into 2006, in other words. ®

Related stories

Intel to cut Prescott leakage by 75% at 65nm
Intel 'spends $500-700m' on first 65nm kit
Intel talks up 65nm process with SRAM cell demo
Intel talks dual Pentium Ms
Intel pledges to bring Itanic down to Xeon price-point
Intel dual-core desktop chip 'to ship mid-2005'

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Walking on water, image via Shutterstock

Chris Mellor

IDC stats reveal who's who in the backup appliance bearpit
Carry on Cleo

Gavin Clarke

Infamy, infamy, Amazon and Microsoft have all got it in for me!

Tim Anderson

Also signals stronger cross-platform tools, access to new markets

Features

Nerd fail photo via Shutterstock
Shouting match
Single market vs. rest of the world
hacker
Mostly it's financial crime. Here's what all the cool kids' terms mean in English
Apple logo. Pic: Blake Patterson
Plenty of bumps in the 40-year road for Mac makers