The company also gave details on Monday of a chip that its autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye is working on for a lidar sensor, a laser device that helps vehicles get a three-dimensional view of the road.

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Intel Corp said on Monday that it will ramp up production of a new data center chip in the first quarter and that a new generation of chip-making technology will become a key part of its production this year.

Intel, the largest maker of central processor chips for PCs and for the data center servers that power the internet, has faced delays in ramping up its current 10-year semiconductor manufacturing process. nanometers and its next-generation 7-nanometer process. The delays allowed competitors such as Advanced Micro Devices Inc to gain market share.

Intel is also facing an activist investor, Third Point LLC, which is pushing the company to reassess its manufacturing strategy.

Intel plans to announce whether it plans to outsource production of some of its 2023 products during a January 21 results call.

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Meanwhile, Intel said Monday that its “Ice Lake” server chips made on its 10-nanometer process will start ramping up production this quarter, although it did not give specific volumes. It also announced that it will introduce 50 new designs of PC processors this year, including 30 using the new 10 nanometer technology.

Overall, Intel said it expects the 10-nanometer chips to eclipse its older generation of 14-nanometer chips in terms of production volumes this year.

The company also gave details on Monday of a chip that its autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye is working on for a lidar sensor, a laser device that helps vehicles get a three-dimensional view of the road.

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The lidar chip will be manufactured at one of Intel’s factories in New Mexico and will integrate active and passive components on a single chip, which was not possible outside of chip factories, the vice president said. from Mobileye.

“It resolves this double contradiction: ‘I need a better sensor, but also a much cheaper one at the same time,” said Jack Weast, also a senior engineer at Intel.

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