Q: It’s easy to assume that leadership in the industry means going it alone, but clearly, key to AMD’s strategic challenge to Intel’s larger market presence has been the ability to leverage partnerships, notably with IBM. As we noted, Fab 36 will implement 65-nanometer technology from IBM. I’d be interested in your comments on IBM and the role of partnership in today’s processor industry.You can check it out over here.
A: Obviously, one of what I think are the key strengths of AMD is this relationship with IBM at the technology level. It's running smoothly, and the team has now been working together for quite a while. They have reached the right level of efficiency and exchange of ideas; it’s a genuine collaboration. And I think that the combination of AMD, which has a great manufacturing engine, and IBM, which has a great R&D engine, will continue to provide a very tough competitive environment for Intel, despite its size and resources.
Interview with AMD - part 5
Posted on Friday, March 17 2006 @ 22:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck