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Intel CPU Die Cost Remains at $40

Intel’s average manufacturing cost per die will remain constant at approximately $ 40 during the period 2003 to 2005, despite increasing die sizes and rising cost of fabs, mask sets, according to In-Stat. Intel currently has three 90-nm capable fabs, and will have four 65-nm fabs, including one retro fit and one 90-nm conversion, ramping in 2006. With the transition to 65nm, Intel is planning to begin moving its entire product portfolio, including logic and memory, to a single process.

Intel’s average manufacturing cost per die will remain constant at approximately $ 40 during the period 2003 to 2005, despite increasing die sizes and rising cost of fabs, mask sets, according to In-Stat. Intel currently has three 90-nm capable fabs, and will have four 65-nm fabs, including one retro fit and one 90-nm conversion, ramping in 2006. With the transition to 65nm, Intel is planning to begin moving its entire product portfolio, including logic and memory, to a single process.

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