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[PCGamesN] Inside Ice Lake’s 10nm fab: where Intel tricks sand into thinking

Source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel/ice-l...-fab-28-israel

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It’s Daniel Benatar, the general manager of Fab 28, who guides us around the behind-glass window tour of the facility. He’s an engaging and clearly enthused man with sparkling eyes, who’s been with the Israeli branch of the company since the Pentium MMX days of 1993. And he speaks with obvious care, and maybe even slight suspicion, when first introduced to our small band of European hacks.

“One of the new products that we are running here is Ice Lake,” he says. “So we are running it here now in volume manufacturing… It’s the third time. We did 45nm, 22nm, and now 10nm.

“Actually we are doing two technologies in parallel: 10nm and 14nm, the newest technologies in the world. But this is the first time that high volume products transfer from the development side to factories over the sea.”

But he slowly opens up more when he realises we’re just as excited to be there as he seems to be going into work every day.

Around 80% of the tooling has been tuned for Ice Lake now, he tells us. “We are running now thousands of wafers, I cannot tell you exactly the number, but thousands of wafers, every week.”
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I'll be excited for 10nm when there's an unlocked desktop SKU on the horizon. We've had leaks and trickles of mobile 10nm 2c/4t and 4c/8t Geekbench results since last year but nothing for the desktop.

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