AMD in talks with Chartered over 45nm

Posted on Thursday, Mar 22 2007 @ 00:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD is in talks with its manufacturing partner Chartered about 45nm:
Chartered now made chips for AMD using 65-nanometre technology, but was looking to move to even more advanced 45-nanometre technology in the partnership, said Chia Song Hwee, the Singapore-based company's president and chief executive.

The smaller specification, which relates to the width of circuitry in chips, allows designers to create more powerful chips by packing more computing power into a given area.

"We are in discussion with (AMD), there's no firm agreement yet," Chia said at a Merrill Lynch technology conference in Taipei, referring to discussions to move to the 45-nanometre technology.

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