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More good news for those anticipating 45nm processors

Six days after DailyTech broke the news of Intel's 45nm Penryn tape-out, the company responded today with an official announcement regarding the story.

A statement sent to DailyTech reads "Paul [Otellini] said we have working samples of the Penryn processors -- and in a short period of time have already booted 4 operating systems (Windows Vista, XP, Linux and Apple Mac OS-X)."

The original DailyTech report only specified that Windows had booted off the new CPU. 

The company would not comment on whether or not Penryn's launch window was moved up, but added "These are good indicators of how healthy our 45 nm manufacturing and future product designs are looking so far as we plan to begin manufacturing production in the second half of the year ramping to three 300mm factories in 2008."

The two of the three 300mm facility mentioned are Fab 32 Chandler, Arizona and Fab 28 in Qiryat Gat, Israel.  Development for 45nm processors is currently done at Intel's D1D facility in Oregon.  All three facilities are expected to be fully production-ready for 300mm wafers on 45nm nodes by 2008.

In early 2006 the company announced it will build a massive 300mm wafer facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.




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