For a few years now IBM and AMD have been working together in research and development of microprocessors. That work was set to end this year, however it has now been extended. The alliance will continue until 2011. What makes this interesting is that they are developing some very advanced stuff. While we are currently dazzled by 90nm core processors (found in the latest offerings from Intel and AMD), the processors and logic chips being designed by this team currently are using 65nm, 45nm, 32nm and a mind boggling 22nm process. Obviously these technology behemoths have a firm plan for the future. A good thing for those of us who are always hearing scare news about "The clock speed barrier".