Sources close to AMD said Friday that future plans for the K7 are already well in place, once its Dresden fabrication plant begins full scale production in September.
AMD has an agreement with Motorola to use the copper technology, while it also uses IBM Microelectronics fabrication plants to produce processors. Sources at the company said it will launch a 1000MHz K7 Intel-buster early in 2000.
The source said it is likely to have an even faster bus than the 200MHz on the second iteration of the K7, expected in the second half of 1999.
Dirk Meyer, who was a senior architect on the Alpha platform, is spearheading AMD's push with the K7.
Copper technology was invented by IBM Microelectronics in cooperation with Motorola.
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