November 10, 2004 – AMD and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing have entered into sourcing and manufacturing agreements where Chartered will implement under license portions of AMD’s automated precision manufacturing software suite and become an additional manufacturing source of AMD64 microprocessors, according to Asia Pulse Pte Ltd.
With the success of the AMD64 architecture and AMD’s plans for future growth, AMD is lining up additional incremental capacity to augment its production at its site in Dresden, Germany. AMD will use this capacity to meet the expanding end-customer demands for AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Opteron processor-based systems. AMD plans to have Chartered begin production in 2006.
Chartered will begin integrating Automated Precision Manufacturing into Fab 7, its 300mm wafer fabrication facility in Singapore, starting in FQ04.