Some bold suppositions there.I still think the overriding issue is they went too dense without EUV basically. Which to me says the issue might not ever be resolved.
Intel almost has to put 10nm into HVM at the end of next year at the latest unless it is completely unusable/ready to give up on it.
As a what-if, what do you think is waiting if 10nm as presently constituted is unredeemable? We keep thinking that it's only a matter of time before 10nm CPUs are fully released, but you made me realize the potential error in that assumption.