ATI to begin 80nm production at UMC later this year

In addition to scheduling 80nm production at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for September, ATI Technologies will begin producing its graphics processor (GPU) on an 80nm manufacturing process at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in the second half of 2006, according to industry sources.

The sources indicated that UMC had gained ATI validation on its 80nm production node and volume production should officially start in the second half of this year, and the move should help ATI diversify its foundry partners and reduce its production risk.

More here at DigiTimes.