Means in my opinion. Module two is under construction and will be linked with module one. Likely intel will concentrate 10nm in these modules.....pretty large indeed !! I have some concern about out of USA production, Let's hope intel will be able to become a foundry
Intel is an Usa Company, so needs to preserve Usa emplojees first. Israeli teams are very strategic, so ireland will become irrelevant. Fab 28 wil be updated at some point. Ireland site seems useless in the long term...unfortunately
You said in an earlier comment that Ireland is not getting 14 nm. Intel came out yesterday and said there will be no job losses in Ireland.
Ireland is on the roadmap for 14 nm. With every post you spout more rubbish. Intel doesn't need to preserve jobs in the US first, it needs to firstly make money and for tax purposes, doing business in Ireland is in their best interest.
a possible scenario is skipping 14nmproduction in new fab all together. 14nm just in retrofit existing fab due to low demand for both 14nm and the 22nm they will be produced with. So 10nm comes to F42 at 450mm after setup of D1X Mod2 is possible. It could be major way for cost savings making 10nm on 450mm. Maybe Intel could actuall compete on wafer cost base if GF, TSMC and Samsung still makibg 14nm/10nm on 300mm. Just theory, but good strategy to procees D1X Mod2 even now with F42 use delay.
I think the most disturbing thing about this is that Krzanich as CEO represents Intel's continued emphasis on manufacturing as its key strength in staying ahead of others. Although the post-PC era probably was anticipated by many, it was probably expected Intel would be able to bulldoze through the transition by its sheer ability to drive Moore's Law. But the recent series of hesitations at 14 nm, starting with sending the workers from Fab 24 back home, concluding with the halting of Fab 42, and adding to that the apparent deprioritizing of recognition of key staff, starting with Perlmutter, and culminating in staff reductions, all cast doubt on this expectation.
Obviously you are wrong, TSMC 16nm virtually do not exists like high volume process, TSMC has not a single production line on it. I can't see something of exciting in TSMC roadmap. 20nm is very late and able to produce only slow FPGA and modems; the process is so so and only in one version. Many customers are skipping it waiting for better choices. The very first 20nm Qualcomm SOC will born in volume in early 2015. No news about GPUs on this process in 2014, no news about AMD cpus on this process in 2014. Intel 14nm is fine and you know better than me the roadmap, Intel is ramping in production NOW. About TSMC 16nm my bet is end 2015/early 2016 for fast SOCs for Tablets and phones.....like said many times TSMC boss last months.