Forbes schrijft in een artikel over de MHz race tussen Intel en AMD dat we wellicht in de tweede week van februari al een 900MHz Athlon kunnen verwachten:
AMD is likely to introduce an 800-MHz version of its Athlon chip in the first week of January, and will also introduce a 900-MHz version of the chip later in the first quarter, perhaps as early as the second week of February. The 1-GHz version of Athlon will ship in June. An AMD spokesperson declined to comment on the timeline of its new product introduction. [break] Financieel gaat het weer de goede kant op met AMD, de afzet van Athlon, K6-2 en K6-III processor is boven verwachting: [/break] Sources say that the demand for Athlons is strong enough to actually help the company's earnings per share go into the positive territory. AMD hoped to sell 800,000 of these chips in the fourth quarter. AMD might surpass that target quite easily. In addition, the demand for cheaper K6-2 and K6-3 chips is also going through the roof, sources said. [break] Verder nog wat info over de deal met Motorola: [/break] AMD's Dresden operation uses 0.18-micron technology with copper cross connects that is licensed from Motorola. As a result it could be very easy for Motorola to start using up the idle capacity in Dresden rather quickly.
[...] The deal with Motorola will help AMD re-deploy its Fab-25 in Austin, Tex., which AMD is looking to use to manufacture chipsets for Via Technologies, and also manufacture flash memory chips.