But as we established here two weeks ago, that was the original schedule for its 90 nano technology, and Hector Ruiz, AMD's CEO, forgot then that his firm had already issued advice about the dates of delivery of the chips.
Current roadmaps from AMD show that the process will ramp up in the second half of 2004.
Intel's 90 nano technology is already ramped up, with the firm ready to churn out Pentium Ms and perhaps the mysterious Prescott microprocessor, in the first quarter of next year.
Digitimes, talking to AMD representative Christopher Bode, said that samples will be available during the second quarter of 2004.
Don't forget that chip manufacturers' idea of time is different from our idea of time. Jerry Sanders III predicted 12 years ago that the K9 would be out by 2000. Intel forecast 12 years ago that by 2000 we'd have a massive chip with every kind of device known to engineers built into it.
But chip manufacturers' idea of time is different from software manufacturers' idea of time completely. µ
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