Semiconductor Business News schrijft dat AMD in Dresden druk bezig is met het omzetten van alle productieprocessen naar 0.13 micron met SOI technologie. AMD is al begonnen met de pilot productie van SOI chips en eind dit jaar moeten er de eerste SOI chips in volume de fabriek uitrollen. AMD heeft de 0.13 micron SOI technologie samen ontwikkeld met Motorola. Verder hebben ze licenties genomen op een aantal SOI design libraries van IBM:
When asked which SOI technology will be used by AMD to first produce processors in the Dresden Fab 30 plant, Ruiz indicated that it would be difficult to answer that question because the production processes were from the Motorola R&D partnership while designs are using libraries licensed from IBM six months ago.
"We kind of have a combination of capability on the design side, coming from IBM, and some help on the technology side--the manufacturing piece--coming from the alliance between Motorola and AMD," he said while fielding questions from analysts during the conference call on Thursday afternoon following the company's release of Q2 financial results. "That is what is being implemented in Dresden, and we are currently running pilot production from that technology," he said, adding that AMD will start volume production of Athlon 4 processors using 0.13-micron SOI processes by the end of 2001.