Advance Micro Devices (AMD) Expands Semiconductor Technology Alliance with IBM
The announcement by AMD represents the first time a member of a technology development alliance will work directly with IBMâ€™s Research Division on electronics materials, R&D, and basic feasibility studies [3 to 5 years before commercialization]. The expanded agreement includes R&D of submicron process technologies over the next five years, and adds early stage research on emerging technologies targeted at 32nm and 22nm generations. The extended alliance with AMD is one of the longest working relationships IBM currently has with any of its semiconductor alliance associates. By collaborating on early exploratory research, the companies will be able to both identify and explore future technology challenges earlier and accelerate the finding of solutions. Both companies believe this type of partnership will bring products faster to the marketplace and more affordable to consumers.