Singaporean contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will begin producing 64-bit microprocessors for AMD late in the second quarter of 2006. “We announced the plan last year, but it is on schedule for the second quarter,” said Maggie Tan, a spokeswoman for Chartered. AMD signed a deal late last year to farm out the production of some processors, such as the AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron processors, to Chartered sometime in 2006.

Singaporean contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will begin producing 64-bit microprocessors for AMD late in the second quarter of 2006. “We announced the plan last year, but it is on schedule for the second quarter,” said Maggie Tan, a spokeswoman for Chartered. AMD signed a deal late last year to farm out the production of some processors, such as the AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron processors, to Chartered sometime in 2006.