AMD: Some 12nm products will be announced soon

Posted on Thursday, Nov 30 2017 @ 12:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Speaking at a Credit Suisse Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that a couple of 12nm products will be revealed in 2018, and that these will arrive sooner later than later. Su said 12nm is "a nice bump" on 14nm and 16nm, which means it will give the company the opportunity for higher clockspeeds, higher energy efficiency, or a combination of both.
Lisa Su
Yes. So, I want to be absolutely clear that when we look at every piece of our roadmap, we are actually focused on really a 5-year roadmap and that’s what our customers demand. When you look at the customer conversations, some people have asked hey, what why didn’t EPYC ramp faster, you launched 3 or 4 months ago and it is because customers wanted to see proof of silicon, right, they wanted to say, hey, bring your silicon into our labs. But now, they are really focused on what we can do in the second generation and the third generation and there is a lot more engagement early on in the roadmap. And so we have a 5-year roadmap, we are committed to it. 2018, we will shortly be announcing a number of products in 12 nanometer.

12-nanometer is a nice bump on 14-nanometer and 16-nanometer, so that will give us some headroom there. We have made a huge bet in 7-nanometer, I believe very strongly in that technology. That technology has power density performance benefits. We are adding extra innovation on top of that. And so that goes without saying very important in our server and our GPU roadmaps. And so I think that’s what’s different about AMD today. We are very focused on not just ramping today’s revenue, but really building the foundation for multiple years of double-digit revenue growth.
Could this include a 12nm version of the Polaris architecture? Demand from the cryptocurrency market is definitely there...

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