AMD to outsource Fusion production to TSMC and Chartered?

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 05 2008 @ 23:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Trading Market speculates AMD may outsource the production of the CPU part of the Fusion processor to Chartered while the GPU part may be made by TSMC:
AMD's Fusion processor is a new-generation processor integrating image display chips. Its GPU will be made by 55-nano meter technics. Its CPU, which will be produced with SOI technics, will be made with Fab 36 and Fab 38 technics or CSM's 45- nano meter technics3. Assembling CPU and GPU makes the Fusion processor.

To lower supply risk, Amd proposed an Asset-Light Strategy and jointly promoted FlexFab plan with CSM, TSMC and Taiwan-based United Macroelectronics Corporation (UMC). Some main board manufacturers think it will add more OEMs to react to price competition of Intel.

AMD's CPU and GPU are both using 65-nano meter technics. It plans to use 55-nano meter technics for GPU and 45-nano meter technics for CPU in large scale in 2008 and begin 32-nano meter technics in 2009 and 22-nano meter technics in 2011.

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