AMD 45nm CPUs delayed - but some price cuts are coming up

Posted on Friday, Mar 23 2007 @ 19:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Next month on April 9th, we can expect 30-35% price cuts from AMD. A good thing for consumers but not really that well for AMD as the company is already suffering badly from the price war with Intel.

DigiTimes also writes AMD's first 45nm processors are expected to arrive much later:
According to a report from Merrill Lynch Chia Song Hwee, CEO of Chartered, stated that AMD has completed all of its milestones for its 65nm ramp and production should begin soon. Hwee added that discussions for 45nm production with AMD are still ongoing, though he does not expect any change in partnership as production move to the more advance node.

AMD itself announced the transition to 65nm process technology in December of last year, about two year after is made the transition to 90nm production.

According to AMD’s website, the company expects its transition to 45nm will likely involve incremental enhancements to its second or third generation 65nm high-performance technology and although ITRIS has projected that new technology generations will begin appearing approximately every three years at this submicron level, AMD expects the migration to take between 2-3 years.


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