Feb. 6 news this week, chip maker AMD said it has recruited IBM veteran Douglas Ross as its manufacturing sector leadership, the department was AMD as one of the most important business sectors.
According to Reuters Road, learned that the former DarylOstrander Gross will take over the position, who has served as AMD's technology development, manufacturing and supply chain vice president, after leaving AMD, Ostrander select the final retirement.
In the last five years, with the manufacturing sector to upgrade technology, AMD company to reverse a weak position within the industry. To know the history of AMD and Intel competition, the company often because the manufacturing sector problems and defeated. As a former AMD employee, Mr. Kevin AMD in the manufacturing deficiencies and shortcomings of memories. After taking up the post in Ostrander, this situation was changed, and now AMD has begun the production chain for its strong and proud. It is reported that the company uses automated and accurate manufacturing called APM technology to burn the whole wafer process control and management. APM process through the use of technology, AMD also in material usage increased a lot, this also means that companies can use less material to produce more chips.
It is reported from the Big Blue after the switch to AMD, Mr. Gross will manage the entire production process, and the person in charge of AMD and other partners, the relationship between manufacturing plants. Since last year, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor has joined the AMD camp. This also reflects from one side of the outsourcing of AMD and other chip manufacturers in harmony. It is learned that the future of the two companies will expand the scope of cooperation.
In fact, work for AMD, IBM's approach seems very sensible. Before Big Blue and AMD are very close relations between the two companies have established a strategic alliance to develop and manufacture chips. The number of senior leadership, AMD are from Big Blue, for example, such as CTO 菲尔赫斯特. Analysts said the next AMD 45-nanometer technology will be embarked on, the first company to overcome the shackles of the transistor gate technology, The technology of electronic flow control, the future will be through the metal instead of silicon. AMD said the 45-nanometer technology will be available in the next 18 months.