2 GHz Athlon in spring 2002
In the first half of 2002, the AMD plant in Dresden plans to manufacture the first 2 GHz processors. The test production for the AMD-CPU 'Hammer' should start already next year.
Furthermore, in 2001 the production of the new version of the Athlon should start. The CPU, which is currently being developed under the name “Palomino”, is planned for the second quarter of 2001 with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. AMD plans to equip the Dresden plant with new technologies next year. This also includes the production of CPUs in the 0.13 micron process.