During yesterday's earnings conference call, AMD reaffirmed plans to start production of its Llano processor in the first half of 2011. This is somewhat later than the company's previous launch schedule of "late 2010".
"Production shipments of Llano, our 32nm APU, are planned to occur in the first half of next year," said Dirk Meyer, chief executive officer of AMD, during his recent conference call with financial analysts.
Up to the middle of 2010 the Sunnyvale, California-based chip designer convinced the world that it would ship to customers code-named Llano chips with high performance x86 cores and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in late 2010. But then the company said that the 32nm SOI process technology - jointly developed by AMD, Globalfoundries, IBM, - had been too immature to produce commercial yields. Due to low yields, AMD had to delay the roll-out of code-named Llano product, as some reported, until the second half of the year 2011. Meanwhile, AMD's claim causes some optimism.