Intel wants to borrow TSMC’s production capacity without offending Apple

Intel is running on an eggshell. The Santa Clara Company needs TSMC’s production capacity to manufacture chips engraved in 3 nm, a fineness that Taiwanese experts are preparing for next year, or 2023. The only problem: it has to maintain cordial relations with TSMC’s main customer, namely Apple, which monopolizes a large part of its supplier’s production lines.

Digitimes The report said senior Intel executives are expected to visit TSMC’s Taiwan facility in mid-December to discuss 3nm production. Above all, the delegation will seek to acquire additional capacity from TSMC for its own needs, while avoiding isolating Apple. Knowing that the Cupertino maker will also take advantage of this engraving trick for its future chips.

So Intel wants to avoid a confrontation with Apple while its own chip production lines are already busy. Especially since Intel wants to offer its manufacturing capabilities to third parties… and why not Apple as well? It is better not to offend a potential customer.

Intel Foundry Service would like to produce processors for Apple

Intel Foundry Service would like to produce processors for Apple

This warning from Intel doesn’t stop the group from fighting against Apple, first with Elder Lake, the 12th generation of in-house chips, and also through commercials that always fall flat (here, there, or even there). ,

In the context of exploding needs and components shortages in many industries (IT but also automotive), Intel is working hard to best serve its customers in any case: thus the company’s European plant should be set up in Germany, With a start- up in 2024.

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