TSMC Reportedly to Make GPU portio of AMD Fusion - HotHardware
TSMC Reportedly to Make GPU portio of AMD Fusion

TSMC Reportedly to Make GPU portio of AMD Fusion

Digitimes, using information obtained from motherboard manufacturers, is reporting that TSMC will likely build the GPU portion of AMD's upcoming Fusion processors, while the CPU cores will be made by either AMD themselves or partner Chartered Semiconductor.

"AMD's Fusion processor will consist of a GPU manufactured on a 55nm process by TSMC plus a silicon-on-insulator (SOI-) based CPU manufactured on a 45nm process at AMD's Fab 36 and Fab 38 or outsourced to Chartered. A packaging and testing plant will then package the CPU and GPU together as a Fusion processor.

AMD's CPU and GPU products are already being produced on a 65nm process and the company is preparing to enter mass production of GPUs on 55nm while 45nm CPU and GPU products will enter mass production in 2008. The company plans to introduce a 32nm process in 2009 and start mass production in 2010 with plans to introduce a 22nm process in 2011."

And yes, you read that right.  Early Fusion products will most likely be multi-chip-modules; the GPU and CPU will not be on the same die.
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