Some foreign institutional investors recently said Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has won foundry contracts to make central processing units (CPUs) for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the world`s No.2 computer-microprocessor supplier second only to Intel Inc.
They said the volume production would begin at the end of the second quarter next year and run with 40-nanometer process. The contracts, they added, would give a boost to the world`s No.1 silicon foundry`s revenue.
In reaction to the reports, TSMC`s executives haven`t made any comments, simply saying pursing CPU contracts has been one of the company`s plans. Industry watchers said the contracts coming in economic meltdown reflected TSMC`s unmatched technology and manufacturing service.
TSMC to make CPUs for AMD?
Posted on Monday, Sep 22 2008 @ 22:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck