AMD confirmed ATI will use GlobalFoundries' 28nm HKMG manufacturing process to make GPUs:
ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, will use 28nm HKMG manufacturing process of Globalfoundries to make graphics processors. AMD is obliged to use Globalfoundries to make graphics chips, but the company has not disclosed any concrete plans after the contract manufacturer cancelled its 32nm bulk fabrication process.
“The first intersection of our AMD GPUs and Globalfoundries are on the 28nm. We haven’t been public with respect to any timing there,” said Dirk Meyer, chief executive officer of AMD, during a quarterly conference call with financial analysts.
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Re: ATI to make 28nm GPUs at GlobalFoundries by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 21 2010 @ 02:56:02 CEST
ATI knows perfectly well if they can get vastly improved yields over what they got from TSMC, as well as produce a quality refresh part, they will eat Nvidia for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
TSMC just keeps blaming others for the issues, but clearly the competition is saying "we can do it better than TSMC", and the competition may be right.
Nvidia meanwhile will continue to struggle onward, 6 months behind ATI.