TSMC for 45 nm SPARC
Do you remember my article about a presentation held by Rick Hetherington about future directions in SPARC with many confidential informations? One of the most interesting informations was the new foundry for the 45nm procs, as TI itself won´t invest in this manufacturing technology soon.
Now there is an official comment about this. EETimes writes in Sun taps TSMC for 45nm CPUs:
Sun Microsystems Inc. has chosen Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to make its multi-core processors at 45nm and finer geometries.[...]"We have had engineering teams working for months now on 45nm designs and we will have multiple 45nm products," Azhari said.</blockuote>