ATI to order more from TSMC and UMC. Photos of Radeon 9800/Radeon 9200
ATI Technologies yesterday’s official declaration about moving Radeon 9800 (R350) to April from the Summer was backed by some other interesting news from other sources. So, according to The DigiTimes, company’s CEO in over-the-phone interview declared that ATI plans to considerable increase chip production orders from its partners, TSMC and UMC, instead of searching for any new production partners.
As you know ATI orders all 0.13µm chips as well as most of 0.15µm ones from TSMC, though, according to some sources, some 0.15µm RV280 chips have been ordered from UMC. Besides, 0.13µm Radeon 9600 (RV350) will be produced at TSMC’s 300mm fab. And UMC produces 0.15µm ATI Radeon 9200 (RV280), which are also to be moved to 0.13µm process technology in the future. Finally, ATI doesn’t plan to make 90nm chips until at least 2004.
Meanwhile, yesterday in Japan ATI "locally" announced a number of "new" products, which have been actually released before: RADEON 9800 PRO, RADEON 9600/PRO, RADEON 9200/PRO, MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9200, MOBILITY RADEON 7000 IGP chipset. We mention it because this event brought the whole lot of graphics cards (click photos to enlarge):
C.P.Technologies, RADEON 9800
Info-Tek (GIGACUBE), RADEON 9800 PRO
GIGABYTE, RADEON 9800 PRO
Info-Tek, RADEON 9200
YUAN, RADEON 9200
FIC, RADEON 9200
GIGABYTE, RADEON 9200
TYAN, RADEON 9200
Source: PC Watch
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