According to a South Korean newspaper, Samsung would have won orders to produce Intel’s desktop microprocessors. An agreement, for the time being not confirmed by the parties, which could be of mutual relief. On the one hand Intel, which recently confirmed that it is still struggling with an excess of demand that it is not completely able to face. On the other Samsung interested in giving new impetus to its asphyxiated production business. After the decline in demand for DRAM and NAND.
According to the source, Intel would have contacted both TSMC and Samsung to produce its CPUs. But TSMC has currently some managing problems, so orders would come to Samsung. By the way, it is not the first time that such news emerges. But up until now not substantiated by concrete evidence.
Last week, Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager for the sales, marketing and communications division of Intel, apologized to customers and partners for the impact that excess demand, and the consequent inability to cover all orders: “despite our efforts, we have not yet solved this challenge”.
Intel turns to Samsung for help keeping up with AMD
It is worth to mention that Intel is preparing to once again overcome the Asian technology giant at the top of the ranking of semiconductor manufacturers.
In April, Samsung Electronics announced plans to invest $116 billion in the design and production of chips other than memories until 2030. With the goal of becoming the world leader not only in memories but also in chips.