AMD's plans for 2002
A document with AMD's future plans has emerged, which deals with market strategies and the introduction of processor models. It is against the competitor Intel, which AMD wants to stand up to on the server market.
The document , which The Inquirer could see, is said to have 'fallen from the truck'. In addition to the server market, AMD will also try to gain a foothold in the IA (Information Access) area, i.e. network products. Furthermore, the document confirms the holding on to socket A, which will also house the future Palomino and Morgan processors. The start date for the Appaloosa-Duron should be the 2nd quarter of 2002, the processor should run at 133 MHz FSB and have 192 KB L2 cache. At the same time, the Thoroughbred with 384 KB L2 cache will be introduced, both processors will be manufactured using 0.13 µ technology. The next launch dates are the 3rd quarter for the Barton with 'Silicon-on-Insulator' (SOI) technology, the 4th quarter for the Clawhammer, and in early 2003 the Sledgehammer and Clawhammer DP. As early as the first half of 2003, AMD supposedly wants to experiment with the 0.09 µ technology.