Intelâ€™s endless 10nm nightmare has cost it so, so much.
It all started on September 5, 2014. Thatâ€™s the day Intel introduced 5th-gen Core M chips based on â€œBroadwell,â€� the companyâ€™s first processors built using the 14-nanometer manufacturing process. Despite some manufacturing woes that pushed Broadwell back from its expected 2013 release, Intelâ€™s offering served as the vanguard of processor technology. AMD remained stuck on the 28nm process with its abysmal Bulldozer architecture. A mere month later, the Apple iPad Air 2 launched with a custom A8X chip that couldnâ€™t quite hang with Intelâ€™s older Haswell CPUs in Geekbenchâ€”but it was getting close.