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Old 26th Jan 2011, 13:13   #1
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Toshiba Chooses GlobalFoundries for Fabrication

Toshiba is reportedly close to signing a deal with GlobalFoundries to fabricate its semiconductors.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...oundries-fab/1
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 13:31   #2
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i'm sure global foundries is still 50% owned by amd, so good if they making money, but i'd have thought, amd cpu's would be the most valuable thing you could make with such capacity
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 13:49   #3
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It'd be nice to have GF grow into a real competitor to TSMC.
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i'm sure global foundries is still 50% owned by amd, so good if they making money, but i'd have thought, amd cpu's would be the most valuable thing you could make with such capacity
but didn't amd recently just ditch globalfoundaries? i'm not sure who or what they turned to but i thought i remembered hearing that they're not using GF anymore.
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i'm sure global foundries is still 50% owned by amd, so good if they making money, but i'd have thought, amd cpu's would be the most valuable thing you could make with such capacity
but didn't amd recently just ditch globalfoundaries? i'm not sure who or what they turned to but i thought i remembered hearing that they're not using GF anymore.
I think the rumours were out last year that AMD were switching to TSMC, but for Fusion CPUs only. As I understood it they are still using GF for their other chips
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i'm sure global foundries is still 50% owned by amd, so good if they making money, but i'd have thought, amd cpu's would be the most valuable thing you could make with such capacity
but didn't amd recently just ditch globalfoundaries? i'm not sure who or what they turned to but i thought i remembered hearing that they're not using GF anymore.
I think the rumours were out last year that AMD were switching to TSMC, but for Fusion CPUs only. As I understood it they are still using GF for their other chips
i feel like it'd be a smart move for amd to use tsmc for their GPUs (but in that case it'd be pretty funny how tsmc is manufacturing chips from the 2 largest competitors in the world) but i'm glad they are still using GF
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I don't think AMD own 50% of Gfo, as i think i read somewhere that ATIC had changed how much they gave to AMD to something like 35%, if you look i'm sure it is out there somewhere. Its to do with how much the fabs were "worth" and the stake in Gfo. I might be wrong though...
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Given teh issues TSCM have had with their 40nm chips (extra voltage/heat etc) I'm surprised Global Foundaries aren't doing even better. I'd have expected even more companies to use them.
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You'll have to differenciate GloFo into formaer AMD CPU production (Dresden) and former Chartered (Singapore). There are huge differences in technologies between these. Before beeing bought up, chartered was not able to produce CPU's according to AMD's standard.
GloFo Singapore (Chartered) has a lot of capabilities in larger structures, which would probably suffice for the Toshiba demands.
So GloFo producing for Toshiba wouldn't necessarily block any capacity for AMD, as the devices could be produced in different fabs.
I don't think GloFo Dresden is capable of making GPU's (ATI).
Though I suppose they'll be the ones making the fusion parts (But I don't know)
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