Intel has declined to comment on what is purported to be a leaked technology roadmap that shows the company will not have 10nm desktop CPUs available until 2022.
Pubslished by Tweakers.com, the purported Intel client CPU roadmap has Intel releasing 10nm laptop CPUs beginning in the current quarter and 2022 as the target date for desktop 10nm products.
Intel declined to verify or refute the roadmaps' authenticity, citing company policy against commenting on rumors.
Intel has since last year been giving the 2019 holiday season as the target date for 1-nm products, but the mobile roadmap calls for a 10 nm Ice Lake and Lakefield processors to be released on a limited basis beginning in the second quarter.
Intel experienced server yield issues which caused 10nm products to be delayed multiple times from an original target release in 2016. AMD, Intel's longtime rival in the microprocessor business, has taken advantage of Intel's stumbles at 10nm and the shortage of Intel CPUs in general to gain some market share from its much larger rival in recent quarters. AMD is also gearing up to release its 7 nm Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs later this year — reportedly as soon as July.