Report says ATI canceled 65nm Intel chipsets
In line with previous reports that ATI plans to pull out of the Intel
chipset market, a Commercial Times report quoted by DigiTimes says ATI
unreleased Intel chipsets
based on 65nm process technology. The
chipsets include what could be the upcoming RD600's successor, dubbed
RD700, as well as RS700 and RC710 core logic. Those chipsets were
previously scheduled to make their appearance in the second half of
2007, the Commercial Times report states. However, Taiwanese fab giants
TSMC and UMC may now lose their contract orders for the chipsets.
Earlier this month during a visit to ATI's headquarters, an Italian site
learned that the red team plans to
halve its Intel chipset business next year and stop producing Intel core
logic altogether by 2008. For their part, motherboard manufacturers are
reportedly likely to reduce or even stop
efforts to develop future ATI-based Intel boards.