- Last Active
applesauce007 said:Jeff's work at Apple is probably mostly done for the next 20 years. Apple probably has designs up to M5 at 1 nanometer already. Intel is an American icon at risk of peril at this time. Since Jeff left Intel to go to Apple, I see nothing wrong with going back to Intel. I wish them the best. I wonder what kind of deal Intel made with TSMC if any?
Intel's deal with TSMC is only short-term: 2022-2024. In 2025, Intel will start producing chips on their 5nm process and will no longer need TSMC to compete with AMD. (Despite what Apple fans believe, Intel's competition is AMD, not Apple.) Yes, the primary benefit of Intel buying capacity from TSMC is that it will further exacerbate AMD's supply problems. Which leaves poor AMD between a rock and a hard place: capacity problems at TSMC and yield problems at the only viable alternative Samsung.
The "Intel is in trouble" crowd is populated entirely by people who only use Macs (or they use Windows because professional obligations force them to and they hate every second of it). However, this seems to describe like 95% of the people who work for the tech and mainstream media.