"Hector called," Bruno said. The AMD chairman first offered his condolences to Bruno, whose wife Barbara passed away earlier this month.
But then the topic of AMD's planned $3.2 billion chip plant came up. AMD, the world's No. 2 computer chip maker, announced in 2006 plans to build a chip plant in Malta. The company has until July 2009 to commit to the project without forfeiting $1.2 billion in state incentives. AMD (NYSE: AMD) officials keep confirming that nothing has changed since the Sunnyvale company first said it would build the plant here, but the business community remains eager for anything that will solidify AMD's plans here.
Bruno gave them what they wanted. He said Ruiz "wants to come to Albany some time in the next month."
Bruno told Ruiz: "I hope it's good news."
The senator quoted Ruiz saying, "We will have a very positive conversation."
AMD planning to build fab in NY?
Posted on Saturday, Jan 19 2008 @ 00:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck