AMD To Jump To 45 nm Soon?
“According to AMD’s John Pellerin, director of logic technology and development, AMD plans to ramp production of 45nm high-k dielectric chips in the first half of 2008. Pellerin says that AMD is more concerned with finding customer applications for its processors rather that a process race with rival chip makers.
Pellerin said in an interview during the International Electron Device Meeting that AMD’s 32nm high-k parts were solidly in the development phase showing that AMD is already looking down the road and hoping to learn from the problems encountered with its early 45nm process.”
Assuming that AMD is able to start ramping 45 nm chips as early as Q1, that could mean volume delivery about a year later if all goes well. Perhaps AMD will be able to close the manufacturing gap in 2009 or 2010? It'd be great for competition if both AMD and Intel could hit 32 nm at almost the same time.