AMD has validated its 65nm processor production at the Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor foundry. Volume production of AMD's 65nm CPUs at Chartered will begin in the first half of 2007.
Although AMD appears to be lagging behind its rival on 65nm deployment, the company is fully gearing up for 65nm production and Chartered should play a critical role in supporting AMD's goal to have 90% of its CPU lineup advance to 65nm production in 2007.
Chartered has seen its star rise this year for advanced node production, thanks to its extended partnership with AMD on 65nm, graphics chips orders from Nvidia and communication chip orders from Qualcomm.
In the first half of 2006, Chartered saw 22% of its revenues coming from 90nm and below production and the The Singapore foundry was the industry leader for leading edge design rule production, with its proportion topping Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) .