In the first quarter of next year, AMD will release the first
Athlon64 chip for notebooks as well as Newcastle a smaller, less-expensive
version of the current Athlon64 for desktops. In the second half of the year,
AMD will introduce Odessa–a high-end notebook chip made on the 90-nanometer
process–and Dublin, which was designed for inexpensive notebooks and made on
the older 130-nanometer process. Oakville and Trinidad will then come to the
notebook market in 2005. In desktops, the second half of 2004 will see the
introduction of San Diego, a 90-nanometer chip for game PCs; Winchester, a
90-nanometer chip for midrange boxes; and Paris, a 130-nanometer chip for budget
buyers. Toledo, a high-end chip, and Palermo, an inexpensive one, will then
follow in 2005. Chips made on the K-9 design will appear around the same time. AMD also will experiment with producing processors for “a new
class of PC-type devices” that will cost even less than today’s desktops. These
devices likely will contain AMD Alchemy chips, which are based on a different
architecture. AMD will disclose the location of a 65-nanometer fab in the next
few weeks. The 65-nanometer facility, which will process larger 300-millimeter
wafers, needs to be ready in about two years, relatively rapidly. One of the more likely
places appears to be Singapore.


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