"In the middle of this year, we’ll debut our next-generation mobile processor, Tiger Lake. Using our second-generation 10-nanometer process, Tiger Lake will deliver breakthrough performance, and our customers have more than 50 fantastic Tiger Lake-based notebook designs lined up for the holiday season," Swan said.
Intel seems confident Tiger Lake will be a hit. Later on during the conference call, Swan addressed a question about volume, because as we saw with Cannon Lake (oops—now let's never speak of this again), 10nm chips have not exactly flooded the market. To that point, Swan noted there is "very strong demand for Tiger Lake."
"When you look at the impact that Tiger Lake reserves are having on the quarter, it's about the same level of impact that we had on Ice Lake in Q1 of 2019. And yet we have about double the number of units being reserved. I think it gives you an indication of just how much our performance was improving on 10-nanometer," Swan said.
We'll know more in the coming months, as the middle of 2020 presumably means Tiger Lake laptops will show up this summer. In the meantime, Intel continues to put up strong numbers—it generated $19.8 billion in revenue during the first quarter, up 23 percent year-over-year. That includes a 34 percent gain in data center revenue, and 14 percent jump in PC-centric revenue.