Intel's Manufacturing Strength Still Preeminent, Reports In-Stat
"As other semiconductor manufacturers turn towards partnerships for developing new process technologies and manufacturing capacity, Intel is one of the few vendors that can continue to push ahead alone and uses its technology and capacity as a competitive strength," said Jim McGregor, In-Stat analyst. "For example, in 2004, with a strong transition to the 90nm process node and 300mm wafers, Intel realized an estimated savings of $1 billion in manufacturing costs."
“As other semiconductor manufacturers turn towards partnerships for developing new process technologies and manufacturing capacity, Intel is one of the few vendors that can continue to push ahead alone and uses its technology and capacity as a competitive strength”
A recent report by In-Stat found the following:
-- Despite the rising cost of fabs, mask sets, and in some cases, the die size, Intel's average manufacturing cost per die will remain relatively constant at approximately $40 during 2003-2005.
-- Intel's continuous goal to shrink die sizes has resulted in the ability to double on-chip cache sizes with every process generation. In the future, however, Intel will be balancing the use of this transistor budget for more memory and additional cores as a way to increase performance.
-- With the transition to 65nm, Intel is planning to begin moving its entire product portfolio, including logic and memory, to a single process.
The report, "Intel Manufacturing and Die Cost" (#IN0501748IN), provides in-depth analysis of Intel's manufacturing capacity for mainstream microprocessors for PCs and servers, and an overall estimate of total capacity for all products. It also analyzes Intel's die cost for microprocessors. Since Intel and most semiconductor companies closely guard manufacturing data, all the information contained within this report is based on detailed In-Stat models that estimate Intel's microprocessor shipments, fab capacity, and die cost.
For more information on this report, please visit: http://www.instat.com/catalog/Scatalogue.asp?id=86 or contact Tina Sheltra at 480-609-4531 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The report price is $2,995.
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