MiWaź meldt dat Patrick Schmid van Tom's Hardware Guide een bezoekje heeft gebracht aan AMD's nieuwe fabriek, fab30 in Dresden, en daar een leuk artikel over heeft geschreven. Deze fabriek kan CPU's bakken met koperen interconnects, iets wat heel mooi is aangezien dat hogere kloksnelheden mogelijk moet maken :
As soon as both megafabs are working at 100% capacity, AMD will be able to supply 30% of the global demand for microprocessors. That's exactly what AMD is planning to do as soon as possible. The new Fab 30 is meant to have 1400 people working there at the end of 2000. There will even be 1800 people employed one year later. Thanks to those copper interconnects, AMD should be able to rise clock speeds for future processors at least as fast as Intel. This year is going to stay hot, because Intel's Willamette processor is supposed to become available in the fall at initial clock speeds of 1.4 GHz.
[...] Having such a production facility at their disposal, AMD is in a better position than ever before. The yield is quite impressive so far, and thanks to one of the most advanced material analysis labs, AMD is able to eliminate errors during the chip production really quickly.