Within five weeks AMD will officially open its new Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany. This facility is equipped to produce 65nm processor and according to several sources AMD started preliminary 65nm engineering silicon since June this year.
Production of 65 nanometre silicon will start in 2006, the firm said. That's also when Intel will start throwing out 65 nanometre chips. We'd expect AMD to be a little behind Intel producing the shrink, but both companies appear to be engaged in a 21st century version of "Beat the Clock". So it will be interesting to see whether there is a lag, and if so what the lag is.