first things first, there is a difference in nomenclature (naming) that sounds like it's a standard, but it is not. TSMC's 7nm process will perform almost identically to Intel's 10nm. secondly, TSMC is delivering that "7nm" and Intel is not delivering their "10nm" any time soon. with that out of the way, imho if Intel stops worrying about stock prices and dividend for the short term, they could get off of their ass and build as many five billion dollar fabs as they want to. and that is from cash on hand. but under the current guidance, that is as likely as polar bears in Ibiza. meanwhile, the amazing management at AMD (being head-hunted is a sign of success) has shocked the world (without hyperbole). the insistence on scale-ability and a clean sheet design were obviously the right call at the right time.