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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:24

AMD reportedly cancels Krishna, Wichita

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Short lifespan not worth the bother

AMD has apparently cancelled Krishna and Wichita due to manufacturing issues.

According to SemiAccurate, AMD chose to shelve the designs in favor of a Brazos refresh in early 2012. It all comes down to Globalfoundries schedules. The foundry won’t be ready for 28nm SHP production until mid-2012, which would give Krishna and Whichita a pretty short lifespan of about six months.

Charlie reckons OEMs wouldn’t be too keen to choose products with such a short life cycle and AMD is thus better off shifting resources to more advanced designs that could be ready by the end of 2012.

According to reports out of Taiwan earlier this year TSMC, the maker of current generation 40nm APUs, was tapped to be the primary Krishna/Wichita supplier in early 2012, with Globalfoundries coming on line later in the year. It seems these plans are now dead in the water.

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0 #1 eddman 2011-11-16 11:56
If it was nvidia canceling a product, he would have written a 2000 line article, saying how incompetent they are and that they can't design chips.

On topic; it seems to be a good decision. A six months lifespan doesn't seem to justify a new product.

Still, GloFo should get their act together if they want to compete with intel.
+9 #2 dicobalt 2011-11-16 13:06
AMD/GlobalFoundries really need to work on their process technology if they expect to stay in business.
-9 #3 TinHat 2011-11-16 13:06
AMD are incompetent and can't design chips.
-9 #4 TinHat 2011-11-16 13:10
Sorry... AMD are incompetent buttmonkeys and can't design chips.
0 #5 TinHat 2011-11-16 13:14
It will take AMD years to make up for that Bulldozer dross they churned out. ...and that had nothing to do with Global Flounderings (or whatever their nickname should be).
0 #6 Hacksquad 2011-11-16 16:55
I noticed Fanboys=Low IQ , they just can't think of their own :P
-1 #7 TinHat 2011-11-17 15:13
Quoting TinHat:
Sorry... AMD are incompetent buttmonkeys and can't design chips.

I see that nobody got the sarcasm in that statement. The sad thing is i'm right, and there's nothing you can do about it but wait ages for AMD to pull their fingers out. You know I don't like Intel pricing but they make excedingly good chips. Roll on Ivy Bridge...YEEE HAAAAH !!

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