|Alguien dijo ...|
|Ciencia es todo aquello sobre lo cual siempre cabe discusión,|
José Ortega y Gasset(1883-1955)
|AMD Opens New 300mm Fab 36 In Dresden, Germany, Continuing Its Track
Record Of Flawless Manufacturing Strategy Execution|
DRESDEN, Germany -At a ceremony
attended by top German government officials and leaders from across the semiconductor industry, AMD announced the
grand opening of its 300 millimeter (mm) Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany.
“The on-schedule, on-plan opening of Fab 36
is the latest achievement in AMD’s growing track record of flawless execution on our manufacturing strategies and
goals,” said Hector Ruiz, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AMD. “In AMD Fab 30, using
our patented Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) capabilities, we have had tremendous success in rapidly
transitioning to new technology generations and quickly achieving mature yields. Fab 36 is designed to continue this
rock-solid consistency, ensuring we can effectively and efficiently meet the growing demand for AMD 64-bit solutions
With the production ramp in Fab 36 progressing on schedule, the company intends to
make 90nm production shipments in the first quarter of 2006 and begin 65nm production by the end of 2006. AMD has
set a goal to be substantially converted to 65nm in Fab 36 by mid-2007.
Capacity gained through
the use of larger 300mm wafers, combined with the speed and efficiencies enabled by APM, plays a fundamental role in
the company’s growth plans for the next several years. Now in its third generation, APM consists of hundreds of AMD
patented and patent-pending technologies that dynamically and automatically optimize fab operations. This unique
automated decision-making capability has allowed AMD to accelerate its responsiveness to customer needs, more
quickly transition to new technologies, improve quality and operate at increasing levels of efficiency.
AMD plans to add production output on a steady year-to-year basis, giving it the potential to ship as many as
100 million units in 2008, while also keeping fab utilization at consistently high levels. This will help AMD meet
growing demand for its award-winning AMD64 processors and achieve its objectives of capturing a significantly larger
share of the x86 microprocessor market in the coming years.
“Fab 36 represents the pinnacle of
AMD manufacturing and technology innovation,” said Daryl Ostrander, senior vice president, logic technology and
manufacturing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector. “With our pioneering automation capabilities, state-of-the-art
submicron process technologies developed in partnership with IBM, and the unique talents of our employees around the
world, we can consistently deliver on our promises to customers now and in the future.”
extensive due diligence, AMD chose to build Fab 36 in Dresden based on the successful track record of AMD Fab 30,
the financial incentives package provided by the Free State of Saxony and Federal Republic of Germany, and the large
number of talented engineering and technical personnel in the region.
“Our employees are the true
foundation of our competitiveness,” said Hans Deppe, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD in Dresden
(Fab 30 and Fab 36). “Because of their spirit and dedication, we have progressed from the ground breaking of Fab 36
to its grand opening in less than 24 months. Further, we accomplished this while simultaneously operating Fab 30 at
top performance and efficiency levels.”
AMD’s presence in Dresden has been a tremendous mutual
success for the company, the Free State of Saxony, Germany and the European Union. AMD’s investment in the region,
one of the largest foreign investments in Germany within the last decade, has created approximately 7,000 direct and
indirect jobs in Saxony and the surrounding regions. It has been instrumental in establishing Dresden as the
thriving center for semiconductor innovation in the EU.
Martes, 18 Octubre, 2005 - 04:59