SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Advanced Micro Devices Inc. gave dates for the launch of its family of 64-bit Hammer microprocessors today (January 31, 2003), disclosing that its next-generation desktop processor would be delayed by several months.
The company said the Athlon 64 and Mobile Athlon 64 processors would not launch until September of 2003. Originally, the Athlon 64 was supposed to be out by mid-2003, according to CIBC World Markets Inc., an investment banking firm in Toronto.
Geared for the desktop computer market, the Athlon 64 is a 0.13-micron processor, based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Code-named Clawhammer, the Athlon chip is supposed to run 32- and 64-bit instructions.
The Mobile Athlon 64 for the notebook market appears to be on track. The high-end 64-bit Opteron processor for servers will be introduced to the market on April 22 in New York.