12/12/1999: Samsung fights for Alpha EV7
Samsung hopes to make the new processors Alpha EV7 from the third trimester of next year, in a movement to try to face to IBM, which also tries to make the new processors (one believes that IBM has been in contact with Compaq, designers of the chip) with his new manufacture technology in copper.
The new processor will work at speeds of 1GHz and it will be made in the beginning with 0,18 microns technology and later with 0,13 microns.
Samsung already makes the current generation of processors Alpha EV6, that Athlon shares the system bus design with the AMD; it seems that Samsung will make use of this fact to make also basic badges and chipsets for current Alpha EV6. In case of the chipsets it is interesting to point out that they will be compatible with the processors AMD Athlon, what will give a breath of fresh air to the components scarcity for the Intel competitor.
These chipsets will be the Caspain, a chipset for monoprocessor that will appear in March and one hopes by the end of next year, and the Tasman, that it is waited for 2001. The last one will treat multiprocessor as a chipset with support, what will allow to create powerful workstations and servants who work with processors Athlon (anything normal in Alpha but till now I never dress with mikes AMD).
Finally to point out like curiosity that the new chipsets will support memory PC133 and DDR SDRAM, but not Direct Rambus DRAM, despite being Samsung one of his principal producers.
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