Intel will introduce hardware FMA3 in 2011 (or later).[link, japanese] These instructions may arrive with the 22 nm process, also slated for march 2012. FMA4 will be supported in AMD processors from 2011. AMD will support FMA3 in the future for compatibility reasons if Intel sticks to FMA3 only.[link] A member of the Intel forum asked: "I have heard that Sandy Bridge won't have FMA implementation." True? Answer from an Intel official representative: "Sandy Bridge will not have FMA, it's targeted for a future processor. I apologize if there is any confusion I (or Intel) caused. In our defense, we did discuss feature timing in the last two Intel developer forums [...]"