Press Release: AMD's Dresden Fab Ships 10,000,0000th Athlon Processor Die

Posted By Van Smith

Date: July 31, 2001

Major milestone marks another success for manufacturing facility, demonstrating flawless execution during first 13 months of operation

DRESDEN, GERMANY- JULY 31, 2001- AMD announced today that its newest megafab, Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany, shipped its 10 millionth AMD AthlonTM processor die. Fab 30 is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that incorporates industry-leading manufacturing technologies to produce the company's highest- performance AMD Athlon processors. AMD's Fab 30 was recently awarded "Fab of the Year" by Semiconductor International magazine in recognition of being the first facility in the world specifically designed to produce microprocessors with copper interconnects.

"Shipping the 10 millionth microprocessor die from AMD's Dresden facility after only 13 months of production shipments marks another impressive milestone in Fab 30's history," said Hector Ruiz, president and chief operating officer. "Even with the tremendous success Fab 30 has enjoyed to date, we believe the best is yet to come. AMD is on track in converting Fab 30 to take advantage of next-generation 130-nanometer and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process technologies. These new technologies should enable AMD to continue to produce large volumes of AMD's most advanced microprocessors."

"AMD Fab 30 employees have flawlessly executed an aggressive production ramp while achieving exceptional results," said Hans Deppe, vice president and general manager, Fab 30. " We're looking forward to reaching 100% production capacity at Fab 30 by the end of the year from our present level of approximately 60% while using the most advanced technologies."

AMD Saxony represents one of the largest projects in Germany by a U.S. based company, with total investment approaching $2.3 billion by 2003. AMD currently employs 1700 people in Dresden.

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