Interview with AMD, part 2

Posted on Monday, Jun 26 2006 @ 23:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes published the second part of their interview with AMD:
Q: One way in which AMD has been able to compete with Intel is through strategic partnerships. IBM is one well known partner of AMD and, as I understand it, has been instrumental in providing AMD with a 65-nanometer manufacturing capability. Do you have any comments on how that process is going?

A: Yes. I think we’re past the get-to-know-each-other period. It’s now clicking at full speed. I’m hearing a lot of positive things from both IBM and AMD executives in the R&D community. I think it’s a very strong partnership. It allows us to share costs, which are ever increasing, but also leverage what I think is a fantastic portfolio of talent that exists in the IBM community. As you know, I come from IBM, and I have a lot of respect for that company. I couldn’t think of a better partner, from that perspective. It’s really a great partnership, and it works well for both of us. One of the significant outcomes is that, as far as I can tell, our 45-nanometer development, as indicated in the analyst papers, is more or less on a par with Intel’s. That shows that from a position where we were later to market with new technologies than they were, five years ago, we’re catching up pretty quickly.
Check it out over here.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments