The 90mm graphics chip for the next ATI cards are in volume production.
The X1800, X1600, and the X1300 chips are being shipped in large
quantities to ATI. Let's hope the performance for the new chips will
give NVIDIA a run for their money.
TSMC in Volume Production of 90nm Graphics Chips for ATI
MARKHAM, Ontario & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20,
2005--ATI Technologies, Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) and TSMC
(TAIEX:2330)(NYSE:TSM) have announced that TSMC is in volume
production of multiple 90 nanometer (nm) products for ATI, including
the RadeonÂ® X1800, RadeonÂ® X1600 and RadeonÂ® X1300 series chips,
and has shipped large quantities of production wafers to ATI.
"The ATI products produced with TSMC's 90nm process show a
tremendous clock speed improvement and power reduction versus earlier
generation technologies," said Jason Chen, Vice President of
Corporate Development for TSMC. "As a result, TSMC is currently
processing thousands of 300mm wafers for ATI, with many more already
delivered. At this aggressive pace, ATI has already become one of our
major 90nm customers."
"TSMC has done an excellent job of delivering on yields and
speeds," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President of ATI's PC
Business Unit. "As ever, they've proven themselves an excellent
manufacturing partner as we ramp up some of the most advanced
technology consumers have ever seen."
TSMC's state-of-the-art 90nm technology frees ATI from the
limitations of less-advanced processes and enables a whole new level
of performance and functionality for PC graphics. For example, the
new ATI products have clock speeds around 50 per cent higher than
products manufactured on older processes.
ATI expects the latest cards to begin arriving on store shelves
by the end of September.