Thursday, April 25, 2013
Intel's fab 42 delayed !
"Intel's not using its fab capacity. They have so much more fab capacity than they need right now," said Jim McGregor, president and principal analyst at TIRIAS Research in Arizona.
The new plant is also the first volume production facility that is compatible with big 450 mm wafers
And Fab 42 isn't the only facility feeling the effects, McGregor said. He said another Intel factory in Arizona, an older facility called Fab 12, is running well below capacity.
In November, The Irish Times reported that Intel was delaying introduction of its forthcoming, 14-nanometer chip technology at a fab near Dublin as a result of flagging demand for its microprocessors.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:"The PC has always been the leading tide for the industry," McGregor said. "It's not that leading tide anymore."