AMD, Chartered shipping first 300mm/90nm 64-bit chips

July 13, 2006 – AMD said it is now shipping 64bit processors manufactured at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd.’s Fab 7 using 300mm wafers and 90nm process technologies, under their wide-ranging development and manufacturing partnership.

The two firms, which originally signed the manufacturing agreement in late 2004, plan to transition to 65nm process technology by mid-2007.

“Our close working relationship with AMD has not only enhanced our ability to meet and exceed its aggressive manufacturing requirements, but has provided pass-through benefits resulting from our implementation of Automated Precision Manufacturing know-how from AMD,” stated Kay Chai “KC” Ang, senior VP of fab operations at Chartered.

Reports had surfaced at the end of May that Chartered was readying delivery of the devices several months ahead of an anticipated 2H06 schedule. Initial orders were for 1000 300mm/90nm wafers, with an option to increase the load to 3000 wafer/month, according to Reuters.


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