When it announced it was going to produce a 64bit chip that would break away from the x86 instruction set of the Pentium family, Intel threw the processor market into turmoil. Before Intel's Itanium...
Rivals AMD and Nvidia have already started taking advantage of 7nm technology to produce more efficient chips
The chip maker is also rumoured to have made major breakthrough in 2nm chips
The first Macs with Apple chips will arrive by the end of the year
Both AMD and Intel are continuing to produce CPUs at near full capacity despite the COVID-19 outbreak
Long rumoured shift from Intel to in-house designed ARM processors is imminent, noted Apple analyst claims