28nm Kabini, Temash APU production to TSMC. Thankd Rory
Now, according to Extreme Tech, the company has let slip that Kabini and Temash are being built at TSMC, with the former expected to ship in Q2 of this year.
A new roadmap has seen the light of day where the launch date for Temash has been brought forward and shipping alongside Kabini. This means that AMD's second tablet SoC will compete with the next-generation quad-core Atom as well as chips from Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Samsung's Exynos Octa.
What AMD is planning is that Kabini will take over AMD's A4 and A6 brands with the aim of closing the gap with notebooks.
Until now the gap between netbooks and notebooks has not been that great. Brazos, which was 20-25 percent faster than Atom, wasn't powerful enough to qualify as a real notebook processor.