Intel in an 8-K report, after hours, indicated that shortgages for processors and other products are still dogging the company. At the same time problems with the 10nm line is still not panning out as quickly as desired.
Intel said that they are doing everything they can to keep up with orders. The backlog is looking like it may continue unto 2020.
Until the Congress deals with double taxation of dividends: The company also said its board approved another $20 billion in stock buyback authorization.
At present 300mm wafers are the standard and moving to 450mm wafers would boost production and being prices down. That would go far towards lower costs for poor nations who cannot afford the hardware seen in the developed world.