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[EW] AMD dumps SOI

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Intel was right all along on SOI. The company has eschewed SOI manufacturing for 30 years. Now AMD says it will not use SOI wafers for the 28nm node.

“On 28nm, all of our products will be bulk," says Thomas Seifert, AMD’s CFO.

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So it is true that AMD is dropping SOI but since when did CPUs ever come out on half nodes? Something doesn't sound right....
    
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Intel was right all along on SOI. The company has eschewed SOI manufacturing for 30 years. Now AMD says it will not use SOI wafers for the 28nm node.
“On 28nm, all of our products will be bulk," says Thomas Seifert, AMD’s CFO.
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So it is true that AMD is dropping SOI but since when did CPUs ever come out on half nodes? Something doesn't sound right....

The current *EDIT: Bobcat* Fusion processors are on 40nm, as opposed to 45nm or 32nm.
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post #3 of 10
Pretty sure Llano is 32nm.
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post #4 of 10
Quite misleading title.
SOI isn't going anywhere as long as AMD sticks with GF and AMD already has a few chips manufactured on non-SOI technology.
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post #5 of 10
I interpreted this to mean GF doesn't have SOI ready to meet AMD's demand requirements yet, but with them announcing aggressive fab expansion, I imagine in the next couple of years they will be.
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So, in the end it seems like the news I read about AMD ditching SOI for Trinity weren't that mistaken, eh? rolleyes.gif


This is somewhat interesting. GF is the only one who still works with SOI, so this means they could completely outsource production to TSMC redface.gif
   
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post #7 of 10
I don't know if this is good or bad. Have no clue what SOI means, actually. I'll Google it tomorrow, I suppose.
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post #8 of 10
I thought SOI was a good thing. I'm sure I read the only reason Intel nevert used it is the additional manufacturing cost
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