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News AMD announces new GlobalFoundries deal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Sep 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    Spelling in paragraph 4? "AMD has agreed to pay" and "for every wafer it purchases"
     
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  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, man: "AMD has greed!" Now *there's* a typo for you. Fixed, ta!
     
  4. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    This seems crazy to me, company struggling as is agrees to pay the equivalent of 1/3rd of its remaining cash balance sheet for what ? Some technology helping in 7nm which lets be honest even Intel won't launch by 2020.

    Is this one last throw of the dice or something else.
     
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    Spelling mistake in 2nd paragraph. However is incorrect.

    Howver, that same year AMD would renegotiate again following weaker-than-expected demand for APUs, paying $320 million for wafers it had agreed to purchase but now no longer needed.
     
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    I wonder if Global Foundries is making any money or if they're also bleeding cash.... it not cheap building a fab to then be under-used because your main customer has weak demand for its products....
     
  7. Vault-Tec

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    Wrong company :D
     

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