During its annual conference “Architecture Day” Intel announced new production methods that will improve performance of its chips in the next generation by 20%, and also announced details about its new graphics chips that will be released at the end of this year and next year.
Thursday at the annual press conference in the framework of the “Architecture Day 2020” Intel (INTC) announced the improvements made in the production of new graphics processors for laptops, PC and server processors.
Positive news was received on the background is not the best time for Intel, as from 23 July to Thursday closing stock fell more than 20% after investors were disappointed the message about the delay in the release of 7-nm. chips of the next generation in six months and weaker forecasts of a technological giant.
In this case, Intel stepped away from its long-standing principles of self-production, saying the contract for “outsourcing of the production of the new chips” with Taiwan-based TSMC.
Some analysts and market experts saw this as a “loss of competitive position Intel”, which is currently inferior to the superiority of Nvidia (NVDA) and AMD (AMD). Given that both these companies rely on technology leadership TSMC, their technology was ahead of the alternative proposal from Intel.
At the conference on Thursday, Intel announced a new strategy of technological innovation on several fronts, but the release of the new GPUs with their application will take place only at the end of this year and in 2021. Thus Intel loses the all important factor of time and its market share.
Intel revealed details of its new processor line for laptops Tiger Lake, processors for the next generation of PCs Alder Lake, and improvements “inside the hub”, allowing to improve performance and reduce power consumption.
A team of Intel engineers have developed a new method of production of transistors and will use new material to improve capacitors. Guide Intel introduced a new microarchitecture core CPU, known as the Willow Cove and new architecture Xe-LP.
Chief architect, Intel Raja Koduri stated that these changes should lead to improved performance of the new graphics processors next generation to 20%. Potentially, these improvements should help Intel in its competition with AMD and Nvidia.
On Thursday, the law firm of Schall announced the filing of a class action against Intel Corporation, alleging violation of “the securities exchange Act of 1934 and Rules 10b-5” SEC (the Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the USA).
Many of the investors who purchased the securities of Intel in the period from 23 April to 23 July 2020, suffered heavy losses from-for falling of stock caused by the announcement of production delays.
According to the lawsuit, “Intel did to the market of false and misleading statements,” which investors suffered losses.