AMD ships 90-nanometer Mobile Athlon 64
AMD has made good on a promise of shipments of 90-nanometer processors for revenue in the third quarter of this year. Here's the scoop from the official press release:
SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed “Oakville”) for revenue. Manufacturers are expected to launch systems based on the new 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors in the coming months.
So it's not exactly the 90 nanometer news many of us were hoping for, but it's progress. The fact that AMD is kicking off 90 nanometer revenue shipments with a processor designed for thin and light notebooks suggests power consumption and heat dissipation are reasonable, but there's no mention the 90-nano chips' clock speeds.