The U.S. military will be the first to receive advanced chips from the Intel 18A process

The U.S. military will be the first to receive advanced chips from the Intel 18A process

Starting with the construction of new businesses in Ohio, Intel did not hide what it would use to serve outside clients under advanced technology 18A, and US defense clients will be one of the first orders, and it also plans to arrange packing and product testing in Arizona for such customers.

In the summer, the U.S. Department of Defense complained that up to 98% of the microelectronic products required by the agency are produced or tested in Asia. Intel will try to solve this problem by setting up a line for testing and packaging of semiconductor components for the U.S. Department of Defense at the existing Arizona facilities in the foreseeable future, and every year the Department buys $3 billion chips, as explained in an EE Times interview by the president of Intel Foundation Service, and now the company has a $250 million contract with it, under which Intel and the defense employer will develop advanced semiconductor components.

Intel intends to use the agency ' s SHIP ecosystem, which integrates a variety of computational components into the same package. The US Department of Defense will be the first client of Intel to be able to obtain 18A satellite chips from the company in the second half of 2024. They will already use the structure of transistors with the surrounding closure.

IFS clients already include MediaTek, Amazon, and Cisco, and in the first year of Intel's contract business, they have generated about $800 million in revenues. This is not so much in the face of the $56.9 billion received by TSMC last year, but Intel is at the very beginning of this journey. It is noteworthy that for large clients like MediaTek, Intel is going to provide "untouched quotas" to guarantee a stable output for the client, even when there is a high demand for company services.

The purchase of the Israeli Power Semiconducor will add to the IFS ecosystem a network of enterprises located in Israel, Europe, the United States and Japan, which together generated about $1.5 billion last year. These enterprises use technology processes ranging from 500 to 65 nm, and especially make a valuable contribution to Intel's business, these assets will be in the automobile and metallurgical directions, as they will allow production at optimal cost of a wide range of different sensors.

===Intel 16===Intel 18A is now available to IFS clients for the Intel 16 process.In the case of Intel 18A, the toolbox has reached 0.5, which indicates that the research phase is going on, although the development of the process is still at an advanced stage. According to Intel, the 18A process is comparable in terms of its parameters with the generally known 2-Nm.

To become a contractor for an American defense agency, Intel has to go through a complex and lengthy process of security certification, but if it has such a certificate, it will automatically increase the confidence of other clients. One step to build confidence will be the establishment of a chip-packing and testing line in Arizona, as such operations with Intel products are now taking place either in Malaysia or in China or Vietnam. Intel now uses the services of six different chip-packing companies, distributing orders to 18 businesses.