AMD Confirms 32nm Yield Issues at Global Foundriesby Anand Lal Shimpi on September 28, 2011 6:41 PM EST
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AMD just announced revised revenue projections for Q3. Revenue is up compared to Q2 by 4 - 6%, but AMD had originally expected an increase of 10%. The reason for the revised projections? Llano supply is limited by apparently poor yields on Global Foundries' 32nm process. We had heard rumors to this effect for a while, but now they're officially confirmed by AMD.
The official statement is below:
The less-than-forecasted preliminary third quarter 2011 revenue results are primarily due to 32 nanometer (nm) yield, ramp and manufacturing issues at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in its Dresden, Germany factory that limited supply of "Llano". Additionally, 45nm supply was less than expected due to complexities related to the use of common tools across both technology nodes. AMD continues to work closely with its key partner GLOBALFOUNDRIES to improve 32nm yield performance in order to satisfy strong demand for AMD products.
The bigger concern in the near term is the impact this will have on the ramp of Bulldozer. Llano wasn't a huge chip, Bulldozer is.
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Ambictus - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkWill the anticipation never end?? Where be you Bulldozer??
fic2 - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkHiding behind Trinity....
SpaceRanger - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - linkI heard Duke Nukem took Bulldozer out on a date. They'll be back sometime in 2013...
Belard - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - linkThat can almost sound sexual.
tipoo - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkIntel has a huge process lead over them as it is, the last thing they need is more setbacks especially with all bets being on Bulldozer and related architectures.
gevorg - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkBulldozer "delayed" until H1 2012?
Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkNo :)
geok1ng - Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - linkCant wait for the NDA lift then...
tidris769 - Saturday, October 1, 2011 - linkWhat's the lift date for the NDA? :)
Belard - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - linkI want my Bulldozer and I want it NOOOOOW!