AMD planning to outsource CPU production to TSMC in 2H08

In addition to its GPU production, AMD is planning to also outsource CPU production to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the second half of this year, according to industry sources.

Although Hector Ruiz, CEO of AMD did not mention any plans to outsource production during the company's recent investors conference, the industry sources revealed that TSMC has already started testing procedures for a SOI manufacturing process in order to land manufacturing orders for AMD's Fusion CPUs.

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are they gonna move all of their CPU production there?
in that case that'd mean the few years old (maybe 2) factory in Germany becomes useless...
in that case they'd do the same sh** nokia did here -> consequence -> i don't buy AMD anymore
they might continue engineering here and move production only... but still... *@@$%)("&$!

Glassed Silver:mac

(Glassed Silver said @ #1)
are they gonna move all of their CPU production there?
in that case that'd mean the few years old (maybe 2) factory in Germany becomes useless...
in that case they'd do the same sh** nokia did here -> consequence -> i don't buy AMD anymore
they might continue engineering here and move production only... but still... *@@$%)("&$!

Glassed Silver:mac

Jog along Intel fanboy!

Didn't I read some time back that Neowin was going to start issuing warnings over calling people that? He certainly contributed more than you did with that worthless post.

This is exactly why Intel is trouncing AMD. Intel would never make a stupid decision like this. The more control over the end product, the better. Outsourcing means less control over the product. I guess this also means AMD will be abandoning that fab they were building in new york. To me, this is a sign of the end for AMD. Within 5 years, they will be no more.

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