AMD announced that they plan to make some major changes in its manufacturing process in 2013.According to Mark Papermaster the senor vice president and chief technology officer at AMD, they will adopt the 28nm bulk CMOS silicon manufacturing process for products in 2013.
AMD does not plan to make any changes at this time with its current Southern Islands series of GPUs that they have already adopted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 28nm process. The upcoming series of Sea Island series of GPUs are expected to adopt the same TSMC 28nm process and manufacturing should begin towards the end of 2012.
When commenting about whether Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation was formed to compete against Intel and Nvidia, Papermaster said that the company's cooperation with ARM is mainly to satisfy client demand for comprehensive functions and to allow quick product development, and is not founded to target any specific competitor.
In regards to market speculation as to whether AMD will launch ARM-based processors, Papermaster pointed out that the company's cooperation with ARM will only focus on the HAS Foundation and integration between APU and ARM TrustZone security technology.
Papermaster also noted that in the future, in addition to its existing foundry partners, AMD does not rule out the possibility of cooperating with other foundry houses as long as they benefit AMD in product launches.
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