Advanced Micro Devices Corp [AMD] has laid out its plan for the future, in addition to suggesting the fourth quarter should finally see the firm return to profitability.
AMD intends pushing back its introduction of 90nm silicon, but also features an abundance of new chips which flesh out its mobile to server offering.
At the launch of its Athlon 64 processor in September, its plans extended into the first half of next year, with 90nm, SOI versions of its Opteron 1-8 way processor, Athlon 64 and Mobile Athlon 64 devices, code-named Athens, San Diego and Odessa respectively.
Now it intends to push back the 90nm devices in the second half, with the first half instead featuring the release of the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 on 130nm and SOI, originally scheduled for 2003. The vendor will also launch an updated Athlon 64, codenamed Newcastle.
In addition to Athens, San Diego and Odessa in the second half, the AMD plans to launch a raft of other chips.
Troy and Venus will be 90nm, SOI full and low power 200 and 100 series Opterons, respectively, to be followed a year later by devices codenamed Italy, Denmark and Egypt.
On the desktop, San Diego is now positioned as the 90nm, SOI successor to the cache-heavy Athlon 64 FX, while Winchester is the 90nm, SOI follow-on to Newcastle. Paris represents the SOI follow-on to the 32bit Athlon XP. San Diego will be followed in the second half of 2005 by Toledo with Paris being succeeded by Palermo.
In the mobile segment, Odessa is the 90nm, SOI mobile offering, which will be followed in the first half of 2005 by Oakville. The Athlon XP-M’s successor is Dublin, which will be followed in the back end of 2005 by Trinidad.
This article was based on material originally published by ComputerWire.