AMD presents roadmap for 2002
On November 8th, 2001, AMD presented the current processor roadmap for 2002 at its annual analyst conference. This shows that the AthlonXP 2000+ can be expected this year.
In the first quarter of 2002 Then, parallel to the planned release of the Pentium4 with 2.2 GHz, a 2200+ from AMD will also be offered. It is planned that this will also represent the end of the AthlonXP processors in their current manufacturing process. From the second quarter, AMD's Fab30 in Dresden is to start manufacturing in the 0.13µ process and deliver QuantiSpeed ratings of 2400 as the lower limit. However, this is only an intermediate step to the SOI technology planned a quarter later. SOI means Silicon on Insulator and should be good for approx. 30% higher clock rates with the same manufacturing process (here 0.13µ). The Duron will also experience an acceleration to 1.2GHz this year and will be increased to 1.4GHz in the first quarter of next year. Then the time has come to switch to production in 0.13µ. At the other end of the price spectrum, the recently introduced Hammer processor will see the light of day towards the end of 2002. After a successful test run with AthlonXPs, it will also be manufactured in 0.13µ SOI technology. This CPU, equipped with 64-bit extensions, is to come onto the market with a QuantiSpeed rating of Sage und Schreibe 3400+ in several versions that differ in the size of their L2 cache. The better equipped versions should also be suitable for use in systems with more than two CPUs.
Furthermore, AMD's CEO Jerry Sanders confirmed that they are planning to outsource parts of the CPU production. We are talking about 25% of the total capacity that would possibly be manufactured by UMC, IBM, Motorola or Fujitsu.