Friday, July 21, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Intel Introduces Movidius Neural Compute Stick
TSMC InFO packaging Enters Second Generation
Samsung Display to Provide OLED panels to Xiaomi
Qualcomm Profit Forecast Disappoints Amid Apple Legal Battles
Google Embrace News Feed on Mobile With Personalized 'Feed'
iPhone Manufacturers Accuse Qualcomm of Antitrust Violations
Toshiba Resumed Blocking Western Digital Access to JV Database
Samsung kicks off English-language Bixby Voice Service
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Ope...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, October 14, 2005
AMD Opens New 300mm Fab 36 In Dresden, Germany


AMD's new facility will help AMD nearly double its output in the next three years, in order to meet growing demand for AMD64 processors.

At a ceremony attended by top German government officials and leaders from across the semiconductor industry, AMD today announced the grand opening of its 300 millimeter (mm) Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany.

"The on-schedule, on-plan opening of Fab 36 is the latest achievement in AMD's growing track record of flawless execution on our manufacturing strategies and goals," said Hector Ruiz, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AMD. "In AMD Fab 30, using our patented Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) capabilities, we have had tremendous success in rapidly transitioning to new technology generations and quickly achieving mature yields. Fab 36 is designed to continue this rock-solid consistency, ensuring we can effectively and efficiently meet the growing demand for AMD 64-bit solutions worldwide."

Under APM, AMD can tweak the manufacturing recipe of a single wafer as it winds through the entire production process, which takes weeks. In the past, semiconductor makers had to run several wafers, look at the results, and then adjust the formula.

As a result, AMD can get to what the industry calls "mature yields," or the situation where the majority of chips in a given wafer work. APM also lets the company ramp up or decrease output of specific chips while in the middle of a production run to better suit what's happening on store shelves.

With the production ramp in Fab 36 progressing on schedule, the company intends to make 90nm production shipments in the first quarter of 2006 and begin 65nm production by the end of 2006. AMD has set a goal to be substantially converted to 65nm in Fab 36 by mid-2007.

AMD plans to add production output on a steady year-to-year basis, giving it the potential to ship as many as 100 million units in 2008, while also keeping fab utilization at consistently high levels. This will help AMD meet growing demand for its AMD64 processors and achieve its objectives of capturing a significantly larger share of the x86 microprocessor market in the coming years.

AMD chose to build Fab 36 in Dresden based on the track record of AMD Fab 30, the financial incentives package provided by the Free State of Saxony and Federal Republic of Germany, and the large number of engineering and technical personnel in the region.


Previous
Next
Asus Releases EAX1300PRO/TD/256M Graphics Cards        All News        MPAA Sues Web sites For Piracy
Samsung Develops World's Smallest DRAM Technology     PC Parts News      ABIT Releases the AN8 32X Motherboard

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Tests Memory Overclocking On Ryzen Systems
AMD's 16-core Threadripper Arrives Next Month for $999
AMD Unveils AMD4U for Gamers and Content Creators with Square Enix and Adobe
AMD Launches the Ryzen Pro Processors For Business PCs
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Launches for $1,000
AMD Takes on Intel With Epyc Server SoCs For the Data Center
AMD Details the New Radeon Pro Chips Inside Apple's 2017 Macs
Computex: AMD Demonstrates Upcoming Ryzen and Vega-based Products
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
AMD Radeon RX 560 Released
AMD Financial Analyst Day: Epyc, Ryzen Mobile and PRO, Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega
New Ryzen CPUs and Graphics Processors Boost AMD's Profit

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .