Manufacturing Defect Forces Intel to Delay Broadwell Until Q1 2014

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agello24

its expected, since so many will follow them every where.

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PCWolf

Intel is so desperate to claim a piece of the Mobile ARM CPU market when most mobile devices wont even tun x86 code.
I can hear the portable markets sack slapping against Intel's chin.

Question: Since Intel does not manufacture CPUs in the USA, does that mean that there is a little Asian in that Clean Suit doll?

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jbwhite99

Go to Chandler, AZ (SE of Phoenix) - Intel has tons of fabs there.

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biggiebob12345

Intel's out of country fabs are generally used for older technology (think: 45/60 nm parts) or "less important" stuff like chipsets.

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Carlidan

Sure about that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_manufacturing_sites
Looks like more fabs are in the U.S. Only see a couple out of the country.

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PCWolf

When those Intel Clean suit Dolls were in stores, there were no US Fab Plants in the US to make CPUs. From what I gathered. Intel Built a modern Fab Plant in Arizona in 2012 & in Oregon 2013. So, unless that little Intel Clean suit Man was made after 2012, then there must be a little Asian Inside :)

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NotYetRated

You "gather" absolutely wrong. Intel is an American company, and has always had strong roots in the USA.

Fab 3 opened in the US in 1972, Livermore California.

Intel has always had fab plants in the US. A majority of next gen level technical design and development is done in the US. Most of the newer high tech manufacturing is also done here. Please be sure to get your facts right.

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yammerpickle2

No pressure from AMD means Intel can take their time and tweak the process to increase yields. I just hope Intel remembers us power desktop users for Skylake-E.

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QUINTIX256

Sadly, the new AMD fusion CPUs released around the same time will have features four times that size. I do not recall a time when Intel had double the resolution for fabrication of high end central processors (over 30 watts) than their largest competitor.

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John Pombrio

Yeah, but this massive shrinkage by Intel is all about mobile and laptops. It isn't going to help desktop or socketed users at all. Broadwell is only going to be BGA soldered to the board.

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LatiosXT

Though with the minimal improvements in the past two generations of processors in the desktop sector, would it really matter at this point? I guess these are dangerous words to say, but in all honesty I'm not concerned.