AMD Starts Shipping 90nm Athlon Chips After Smooth Transition to 90nm Manufacturing

AMD announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed "Oakville") for revenue. Manufacturers are expected to launch systems based on the new 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors in the coming months.

In addition to providing performance and power benefits to AMD64 products today, the transition keeps AMD on track with its plans to deliver 90nm dual-core products mid-next year and also provides operational benefits such as increased production capacities.

“We promised 90 nanometer revenue shipments in the third quarter, and today we’re delivering on that promise,” said Dirk Meyer, executive vice president of the Computation Products Group at AMD. “The added capacity resulting from our efficient transition to 90 nanometer manufacturing enables AMD to better serve the growing ranks of AMD64 customers.”

90nm AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop systems are expected to ship later this quarter, followed by 90nm AMD Opteron™ processor shipments later this year. AMD will release further details of all products in conjunction with official product launches.

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