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AMD to debut Mobile Hammer in 2003

Has to wait for 0.10 micron process

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AMD Roadmap AMD will drive its Hammer family of 64-bit processors into the mobile market in the second half of 2003, a year or so after it makes its debut in servers, the company revealed at its analysts confab yesterday.

The chip maker extended its mobile roadmap into 2003 at the conference, and slides from the presentation - which you can view here - schedule Mobile Hammer's arrival during the second half of 2003. The model numbers, derived from AMD's new 'more than megahertz' nomenclature will be 3800 and 3600. These parts will draw 35W and 25W, respectively.

Mobile Hammers can't ship until AMD shifts to a 0.09 micron (some AMD documentation says "0.10 micron") fabrication process, which it plans to mid to late 2003. The company's current Athlon 4 mobile CPUs are fabbed at 0.18 micron. The 0.13 micron Athlon 4 die-shrink, codenamed Appaloosa, will ship during Q1 2002, AMD's roadmap shows, numbered 1800 and 1500.

Thoroughbred will transition to the 0.13 micron, silicon-on-insulator based Barton in the latter part of 2002. By then, all Athlon 4s will be fabbed at 0.13 micron. ®

AMD's Mobile Roadmap
Power 2002 2003
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 H1 H2
35W 1800 1900 2200 2400 2800 3800
1.4GHz
25W 1500 1600 1900 2200 2600 3600
1.3GHz
16W 1.3GHz 1500 1600 1800 2100 2300
0.18 micron Palomino/Morgan
0.13 micron Appaloosa/Barton
0.09 micron Hammer

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