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all we will say is that AMDs Wichita, the 28nm shrink to Ontario/Zacate, taped out a while ago. That said, carry on.
hard to not quote the entire article, but i did manage

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What does "taped out" exactly mean?
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What does "taped out" exactly mean?
This


stupid SA, i hate that website.
 
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Taping out means the 'blue print?' is sent out for manufacturing AFAIK..

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28nm Bobcats by Summer?
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What does "taped out" exactly mean?
It's ready for manufacture. Game studios call it "going gold".
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SA articles in the rumours section? That has just made my day! Right where Charlie's articles belong!
    
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28nm Bobcats by Summer?
Possibly..I wonder if the AMD E-450 will be? That will be released around Q3 2011. But I highly doubt it.
    
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If this is true, we might get shipped platforms in time for Christmas. I wonder if they kept current performance and boosted battery life or if they kept current battery life and improved performance.

AMD was supposedly able to make <5watt (peak) processors at 40nm. If some of their chips keep similar specs, they may even be able to challenge ARM in the cell market.
Edited by hajile - 4/12/11 at 10:51am
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AMD was supposedly able to make <5watt (peak) processors at 40nm. If some of their chips keep similar specs, they may even be able to challenge ARM in the cell market.
No chance. ARM SoC's tend to run < 1W, usually around 500mW. Qualcomms Scorpion runs at 500mW. An ARM dual-core should use about 1W.
    
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