IBM, AMD to jointly develop nanotechnologies

JAN. 8–EAST FISHKILL, N.Y.– IBM Corp.and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) said they would jointly develop high-performance microprocessors that will be commercially available within two years.

The companies said they will collaborate on 65- nanometer and 45-nanometer technologies that will be implemented on 300 mm silicon wafers.

The chips will be based on advanced processes and materials such as high-speed silicon-on-insulator transistors, copper interconnects and improved low-k dielectric’ insulation, the companies said.

IBM and AMD said they expect first products based on the new 65-nanometer technologies to appear in 2005.

May chipmakers are currently moving from 130- nanometer technology to 90-nanometer platforms.


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