AMD to debut Mobile Hammer in 2003
Has to wait for 0.10 micron process
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|
|0.18 micron Palomino/Morgan|
|0.13 micron Appaloosa/Barton|
|0.09 micron Hammer|