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AMD still plans to build new fab in NY

Posted on Saturday, May 17 2008 @ 00:40:41 CEST by

X-bit Labs writes AMD still plans to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility in New York.
Even though Advanced Micro Devices did not start construction of its Fab 4x this spring, as it was expected, the world’s second largest supplier of x86 central processing units (CPUs), said at a news-conference that its plans to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility were “moving along”.

“There is no ‘plan B’. We are focused on this area as far as the next place to develop a manufacturing facility, but there are many factors that are involved in that kind of decision,” said AMD’s director of global affairs, Ward Tisdale, reports News10 channel.

Advanced Micro Devices is currently considering its asset-smart strategy under which the company reportedly plans to reduce its investments into manufacturing. Actual details of the strategy are not clear, but some analysts believe that AMD plans to form joint-venture (or joint-ventures) with contract semiconductor manufacturers to produce chips for AMD and others at facilities controlled by AMD.



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