AMD says 65nm ‘Kuma’ CPU cancellation rumors are false

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AMD today put to rest a rumor published by DigiTimes that said the company would be delaying the introduction of its ‘Kuma’ processors.

The DigiTimes report said that AMD would be suspending the launch of its ‘Kuma’ dual-core processor until the company started its 45nm production. However, according to AMD spokesman Jake Whitman, “The speculation is completely untrue.” He continued, “We’re still on track to launch a dual-core–code-named Kuma–part in the second half of ’08. It will be 65 nanometers, still be based on the Star’s core. So, that’s coming.”

The DigiTimes article was also wrong in a sense that it associated the ‘Kuma’ processor with Phenom, one of the company’s processor brands. Phenom and ‘Kuma’ are not related. “Dual-core Phenom? I’ve never seen that on a road map,”said Whitman.

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