The good news for Intel is that despite the initial setbacks for 10 nm, they have stated that 10 nm yields are actually ahead of their internal expectations for this point in its lifecycle, which should help alleviate some of the backlog the company has been facing with production assuming the can use the improved yields to transition more of their lineup over to 10 nm a bit quicker. Intel has also stated that despite the years lost on 10 nm, they are moving back to a 2 to 2.5 year process cadence, with 7 nm on track for their GPU lineup in 2021.
This is what passes for "good news" at Intel these days?
First, it seems to me that nobody should describe Intel as "ahead of schedule" when it comes to 10nm.
Second, I'm not aware of any evidence that 10nm will be used for anything other than quad core parts anytime soon. Where are the big Xeons? At best, they might be able to move more mobile production to 10nm, freeing up some 14+++ capacity for other things.
Third, I don't see how touting the arrival of a currently nonexistent product (their GPU) on 7nm is an endorsement of that process. It sounds to me like they are starting with a VERY low volume product on that process. Hardly an endorsement.