AMD to make Fusion at its own fabs

Posted on Thursday, June 12 2008 @ 5:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs heard AMD will manufacture its Fusion processors at its own fabs:
Advanced Micro Devices plans to make the first hybrid processors – which combine general-purpose x86 processing cores with a graphics processing core – at its own fabs, a high-ranking executive said on Tuesday. Even though some lower-end models might be outsourced to a third party, they will still be made using silicon-on-insulator process technology.

“The first Fusion processors will be made at AMD’s chip plant in Dresden, Germany. There are some lower-end models that we’re considering that we might use the fabless model for,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s graphics products group, reports IDG News Service.




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