AMD ramps Dresden 300mm site, prepping 65nm tests

April 4, 2006 – AMD said it is has begun revenue shipments of AMD64 processors based on 90nm process technologies from its Fab 36 300mm facility in Dresden, Germany. The company is now producing 65nm development test chips in parallel with the 90nm output, as it prepares to ramp to volume 65nm production in 2H06, and have Fab 36 “substantially” converted to 65nm production by mid-2007.

The Fab 36 ramp is part of AMD’s plans to double its overall production output from 2005-2008. AMD’s Fab 30 200mm facility, adjacent to Fab 36, now produces approximately 30,000 wafers/month, 50% more than its original expectations, thanks largely to the company’s implementation of automated precision manufacturing (APM) systems and various productivity and efficiency enhancements.


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