AMD and Qimonda announced they'll work together on 32nm CMOS development:
This is not a project to co-develop a 32 nanometre manufacturing process, but rather a project of simulating chips in upcoming manufacturing processes, such as 32nm, 22nm and beyond. This is key time in development of manufacturing processes, and it is obvious that both companies are hoping that this coop will lead to easier rollout of actual physical manufacturing.
Under the name SIMKON, AMD, Qimonda and nine German universities will work on simulation how will materials and chip designs work when manufactured in upcoming processing technologies.
Project will be based in Germany, between AMD and Qimonda facilities, and since universities are involved, you can easily conclude that this could be a very good breeding program for new generation of scientists and engineers.