AMD representative in Taiwan explains ë8 release delay
According to Richard Heye, AMD vice president of platform engineering and infrastructure solutions, K8 release delay is tied to the final verification of SOI technology and some processor design changes.
He said that, despite everything, new 64-bit processors will be released in Q1 2003, and volume shipments will start in the second quarter. He also mentioned that AMD plans to use 64-bit K8 processors for below $1000 desktops and, perhaps, we´ll see such systems before the end of 2003.
Barton-core processors will also be moved to SOI early next year. Besides, Richard Heye reported that AMD had decided to hand 0.13-micron ë7 production over to Taiwanese UMC in 2003 instead of the end of this year, as it had been planned before.
Source: The DigiTimes
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