Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GlobalFoundries denies issues with its 32nm process. Bulldozer right on schedule

Globalfoundries, the contract maker of semiconductors that produces leading-edge microprocessors for Advanced Micro Devices, denied rumours earlier spread by a financial analyst about further delays of production using 32nm silicon-on-insulator process technology. As reported previously, AMD's 32nm SOI plans remain on track.

"We have absolutely made no changes to our 32nm guidance. We are making good progress and our ramp is on track support AMD's plans to ship product to customers 1H 2011" said Jon Carvill, vice president of global communications at Globalfoundries.

Back in early November it was reported citing unofficial sources that AMD would start production of its desktop microprocessors with Bulldozer micro-architecture sometime in April '11, whereas mass production of code-named Llano accelerated processing units (APUs) for desktops and mobiles will commence in July '11. Sometimes in May or June the company is also expected to begin manufacturing of server-class processors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture.

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