AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz says its Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany will reach full production by 2008. Production of 90nm processors at this 300mm fab started a couple of months ago.
Intel recently launched its 65nm Core Duo processors and AMD is planning to invest more than $500 million to expand its Fab 36 production equipment the production of 65nm processors.
"We'll work our buns off to beat [Intel]. When we went from 180 [nm fabrication process] to 130, we were able to cut that in about half of that same time. Then when we went from 130 to 90, the time that it took to get there was significantly shorter. And our goal now going from 90 to 65, frankly, from the time we start shipping part, we'd like to be at mature yield," said Hector Ruiz, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMD.
It looks like AMD is planning to ramp up its 65nm technology quite soon. Additionally, AMD also recently said it will start production of 65nm quad-core processors by the end of this year or in early 2007.
Earlier this week Intel presented its first 45nm chips, these processors will be available next year.