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Intel's Chip Lead Disappearing, Says Linley Group

Intel’s(INTC) long-held lead in making the best integrated circuits in the world is “disappearing,” according to a report today in the chip-industry newsletter Microprocessor Report. Lead analyst Linley Gwennap, head of the eponymous Linley Group research firm, writes that after repeated delays by Intel with its “10-nanometer process,” its attempts to manufacture chips with dimensions as small as 10 billionths of an inch, the company is falling behind competitors Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), the world’s large contract chip maker, and Samsung Electronics (005930KS), and Samsung’s partner, privately held GlobalFoundries.