This year, Intel officials tirelessly insisted that preparations for the release of the Meteor Lake processor family proceed without delay according to the previously outlined plan. At the last quarterly conference they added that the actual production of chips for these processors based on the Intel 4 process has already started and they will be launched in the second half of this year.
The company management was able to announce that the implementation of the Intel 4 process technology, in which the manufacturer will use ultra-hard ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for the first time, has also started successfully. During the second quarter, Intel will increase the production of crystals for Meteor Lake, which will fall into the composition of serial processors in the second half of the year. Now the company is literally working to fill the warehouse pending the announcement of these processors.
The first samples of Meteor Lake processors in Intel labs demonstrated their capabilities a year ago. It is difficult to say in which month the Meteor Lake processors will be officially presented, but this will happen in the second half of this year.
By the way, the company has reached another important stage in the direction of lithography – it began to supply its customers with samples of the first chips made using Intel 18A technology, which will not be mastered on a mass production scale until 2025. The company is in no rush to name those customers, although it has previously indicated that among them will be at least one customer from the US defense industry. According to Intel, the 18A technology will be used almost everywhere, while the previous Intel 20A process technology will be used primarily in the client segment.