At a press event in Monterey today, AMD showed off its first fully working 45nm chips.
The company showed off one of their 300mm wafers with 45nm chips:
According to chief technology officer Phil Hester, the 300 mm wafer code-named “Typhoon”, shown in public for the first time today, holds 45 nm dies combining SRAM and logic. The executive said that AMD’s 45 nm process is on track and recent notes from Intel that AMD is facing yield issues “are rubbish” and “wishful thinking on their side”.
The production of real 45nm processors is expected by the end of this year, with availability expected by mid-2008.