X-bit Labs reports AMD plans to start small-volume production of its next-gen 28nm APUs late this year. Full details over here.
"We will start small-volume manufacturing ramp of [28nm APUs] in the second half [of the year], so we can get ready for the launch in 2013," said Thomas Seiffert, chief financial officer of AMD, during a conversation with analysts.
AMD readies at least three accelerated processing units for launch in 2013. The highest-performing one is code-named Kaveri, which will have Steamroller-class up to four x86 cores along with GCN-architecture graphics engine. For low-cost/low-power systems AMD is developing code-named Kabini APU, which features two or four Jaguar c86 cores as well as GCN graphics processing engine. For tablets and similar ultra low power applications, AMD preps APU known as Temash, which will also use Jaguar x86 core(s) and low-power graphics adapter.