AMD Begins First Revenue Shipments of AMD64 Products Manufactured At Chartered

AMD Begins First Revenue Shipments of AMD64 Products Manufactured At Chartered

Delivering on its customer-centric strategy of flex capacity, AMD starts on-plan, on-time startup of volume production at Chartered

Sunnyvale, CA: July 13, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that in June it began its first revenue shipments of AMD64 processors manufactured at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. AMD and Chartered ramped 300mm production at Fab 7 in record time, hitting all major milestones and starting production at mature yields. Initial shipments out of Chartered consisted of microprocessors manufactured on 90nm process technology. The ramp of volume production at Chartered combined with recent announcements in Dresden shows that AMD will have the ability to intelligently scale and flex production in line with customer demand.

"We selected Chartered to augment our production because of a shared philosophy of flexibility and agility in manufacturing," said Daryl Ostrander, senior vice president, logic technology at AMD. "Through successful integration of select advanced process control modules we've enabled an on-time start-up with the same standards of quality, efficiency and responsiveness that AMD customers have come to expect from our manufacturing operations."

AMD and Chartered originally announced a manufacturing agreement in late 2004 which called for volume production of AMD64 products in the second half of 2006. With this announcement, AMD has once again demonstrated a track-record of flawless execution and on-time delivery in manufacturing to provide additional flex capacity for its customers. AMD will continue to enhance operations at Chartered with a planned transition to 65nm process technology in mid-2007. READ MORE...

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