DigiTimes claims AMD has plans to outsource wafer starts for its Fusion processors to TSMC. These new chips with integrated graphics are expected to be available in the first half of 2011.
AMD reportedly plans to outsource wafer starts for its Fusion CPUs with integrated graphics to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using bulk 40nm process technology, and related backend services to Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), according to industry sources.
Globalfoundries, AMD's spun-off fabrication arm, has also secured orders for the Fusion chips. A recent TechEye report quoted a senior VP of Globalfoundries as indicating that the foundry is in production for the AMD Fusion using 32nm SOI technology.