AMD + IBM = Bigger Threat to Intel?
Posted on: 01/09/2003 05:33 PM

This interesting tidbit was posted yesterday, but it slipped through the cracks around here. It seems that AMD is partnering with IBM for its future processors. What does this mean? Well...
Under the deal, the two companies will develop semiconductor manufacturing technologies for 65-nanometer and 45-nanometer chips from AMD. The 65-nanometer chips will likely emerge in 2005, with 45-nanometer chips following in 2007. The nanometer measurement refers to the average size of features on a chip.

The deal is the latest in a series of ventures that is transforming the semiconductor industry from a collection of independent companies to groups of interlinked alliances.
Oooo... "Interlinked alliances". Sounds impressive.

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