ATI announced today that their 0.11 micron Radeon X300 is in volume production, and that chips will be available in PCs before the end of June. The Radeon X800 and X600 are made on the low-k 0.13 micron process.
ATI’s long-standing relationship with TSMC yielded the world’s first high-volume and high-yield low-k 0.13-micron graphics chip in 2003.
“We have a history of making smooth transitions to new production processes, from 0.15 to 0.13 micron, and now to 0.11 micron, and we have led the industry at every inflection point,” said Rick Bergman, General Manager, Desktop Business Unit and Senior Vice President, Marketing, ATI Technologies. “Moving to TSMC’s 0.11-micron process allows ATI to offer excellent performance at the right price points for the market.”
“ATI and TSMC have collaborated to achieve a number of milestones, including the first high volume production of low-k 0.13-micron graphics parts,” said Kenneth Kin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for TSMC. “Now, our two companies are extending this industrial leading collaboration to the 0.11-micron node. It’s the kind of collaboration that reinforces our confidence in the strength and competitiveness of the semiconductor industry.”