The Tech Report read the transcript of AMD's latest conference call with stockholders and spotted a comment from CEO Dirk Meyer that the Bulldozer chip was taped out in Q2 2010:
Meyer also said AMD has taped out Bulldozer, the CPU architecture that will supplant today's Phenom IIs and Opterons. Here's the relevant snippet from Seeking Alpha's transcript:
In the second quarter this year we also taped out the first 32 nm product based on our new high performance Bulldozer CPU core. We plan to begin sampling our Bulldozer based server and desktop processors in the second half of this year and remain on track for 2011 launches. These new processors will deliver significant performance improvements to the AMD platform.