According to a post over at Intel's official Twitter account, the company has reached another milestone for 10nm manufacturing process, with Cannon Lake CPUs on track while 2nd-generation Ice Lake CPUs are on track, too.
Despite its confidence in the 10nm manufacturing process, which is only well founded if the yields are good, and upcoming architectures based on that manufacturing process, Intel is obviously feeling pressure from AMD and still needs to launch its 14nm Coffee Lake CPUs.
As you already know, Intel's Coffee Lake architecture has been rumored to bring the first 6-core/12-thread CPU to the mainstream consumer lineup. The upcoming 10nm Cannon Lake architecture should be a simple die shrink of the Coffee Lake.
According to earlier rumors, Intel is expected to launch its Coffee Lake CPUs in August.
Another milestone for 10nm: Cannon Lake on track and we’ve now taped in Ice Lake, our 2nd-generation 10nm product. pic.twitter.com/DUDm3MsBaB— Intel Official News (@intelnews) June 8, 2017