As a part of as we speak’s Q1’2023 earnings announcement from Intel, the corporate is providing a quick replace on the state of its upcoming chips and manufacturing nodes. Key amongst these disclosures is a standing replace on Meteor Lake, Intel’s next-generation consumer processor (and first disaggregated chiplet CPU), in addition to the Intel 4 course of node that it will likely be constructed upon.
In response to Intel, the corporate is on monitor to launch Meteor Lake within the second half of the yr. And extra particularly, at this level Meteor Lake is now in manufacturing and ramping alongside the brand new Intel 4 course of.
“CCG’s Meteor Lake product on Intel 4 is ramping manufacturing wafer begins for an anticipated launch within the second half of 2023.”
The premise of what we anticipate might be bought as Intel’s 14th technology of Core processors, Meteor Lake is a important half for Intel that represents a number of firsts for the corporate. It’ll be the primary consumer CPU utilizing chiplets, but additionally the primary heterogenous chiplet CPU from the corporate, utilizing completely different chiplets for I/O, CPU cores, graphics, and extra. And on the manufacturing aspect of issues, it’s going to be the lead product for Intel’s next-generation EUV-based Intel 4 course of node, in addition to Intel’s largest use of Foveros 3D die stacking know-how but – and the primary try to take action for a comparatively low cost, mass-market processor.
Intel’s last significant update on Meteor Lake got here virtually precisely a yr in the past, when the corporate introduced throughout their Q1’2022 earnings report that it had been efficiently powered on for testing. So at a yr later, Intel is now making remaining preparations for a product launch later this yr. The official launch window remains to be within the second half of the yr – Intel consumer processor ramp-ups take a number of months even with out all-new manufacturing applied sciences in play – so we anticipate Intel will announce extra concrete particulars on that launch a while within the third quarter.