Interview about AMD-ATI deal, part 2

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 26 2006 @ 23:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes posted the second part of their interview with AMD's EVP Henri Richard about the acquisition of AMD:
Q: Obviously the acquisition does have implications for the fabrication of ATI's products. ATI's products are not based, like AMD's, on SOI technology. So in practice, how will things work from a manufacturing point of view?

A: In practice, we're not going to change anything. ATI is going to continue to rely on a fabless model. We want to nurture the great relationship that exists, here in Taiwan, with TSMC. And you're right, because they're on bulk wafers, and we're on SOI, even if there was a good reason for us to go and think about doing things differently, it's not practical in any short period of time. As I mentioned, one day it will make sense to put a GPU and CPU on the same die. In that case, of course, they would have to be manufactured on the same process.
Read on over here.


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