MacOS Rumors heeft een interessante posting over de AMD / Motorola deal (kwam er kort op neer dat AMD produktiecapaciteit beschikbaar zal stellen in z'n 0,18micron koper-interconnect fab in Dresden):
New information from Motorola sources suggests that not only will Motorola be taking advantage of AMD's excess production capacity to build more and faster G4s, but that it may actually be able to reduce its costs by outsourcing production to AMD over time.
Motorola will also reportedly be licensing several technologies from AMD, including its on-chip, high-speed Level 2 cache design, high-speed memory controller systems, and potentially some of its floating-point processing technologies.
The biggest news of all has to be the persistent rumor at Motorola that management is looking for a new arm to the AIM (Apple, IBM, Motorola) PowerPC alliance....and that AMD could be it. What possible purpose could a new partner serve that couldn't be culled from the existing members? Could it have something to do with a process technology prototyped by AMD which could infringe on AIM patents, but in alliance with AIM could be used on both the Athlon and PowerPC? We may know soon enough....
Een alliantie tussen IBM, Motorola, Apple en AMD? Dat zou kewl kunnen worden .