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The Foundry Company outlines processing roadmap

Posted on Friday, November 14 2008 @ 21:13:08 CET by

Fabtech has info from AMD's financial analyst day about the capacity and process technology roadmaps of The Foundry Co.

The firm expects its 32nm SOI high performance process using high-k and metal gates (HKMG) at Fab 36 will be ready in the first half of 2010, this means we may see the first 32nm processors from AMD only 15 months after 45nm volume production started. AMD also unveiled Fab 4x in New York is expected to come online in 2012, this plant will offer 22nm process technology.
The Foundry Company capacity rampThe Foundry Company, formally AMD’s manufacturing facilities in Dresden, Germany has revealed certain details regarding its future plans at AMD’s investor conference held earlier today. Doug Grose, the new CEO of The Foundry Company highlighted that capital spending for 2009 would be $900 million, which will primarily target the first phase tool install and start-up operations at Fab38 by the end of 2009 with volume production expected in 2010. Spending will also go to Fab36 for the full fab conversion to 45nm process technology and certain start-up construction costs related to Fab 4X.

Grose said that an additional $300 million will be spent on R&D, sales & marketing, design enablement and IT, related to establishing its foundry operations.

German computer site ATI Forum published another slide today which shows the progress AMD made in process tech since 2000. This slide also unveils 32nm test chips are already being made in Fab36.



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