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Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel

SAN FRANCISCO — Panasonic will make SoCs in a low-power flavor of Intel's 14nm process technology. The Japanese company is the sixth announced customer for a foundry business that Intel says is strategic and expanding its packaging capabilities.

“We are doing extremely well getting customers who can use our technology,” Sunit Rikhi, general manager of Intel's foundry group, said in a talk at Semicon West, though he would not provide details. “We are in this business to grow, and it's strategically an important vector in our Intel strategy.”

Other companies making or planning to make chips in Intel's fabs include Achronix, Altera, Microsemi, Netronome, and Tablula. Rikhi described Intel's foundry business in broad terms: “We need to demonstrate our service orientation and earn trust of customers.”

A view of one of Intel's fabs in Oregon.

A view of one of Intel's fabs in Oregon.

For the full story, see EBN’s sister site, EE Times.

— Rick Merritt is the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief of EE Times.

2 comments on “Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel

  1. _hm
    July 8, 2014

    It is good Intel is geting new customers. Do they quote very low to get them and how much will be profit margin for Intel for this?

     

  2. Daniel
    July 9, 2014

    “Panasonic will make SoCs in a low-power flavor of Intel's 14nm process technology. The Japanese company is the sixth announced customer for a foundry business that Intel says is strategic and expanding its packaging capabilities”

    Rick, any idea for what purpose they are going to use these chips? I mean the target devices.

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