AMD signs new wafer deal with GlobalFoundries

Posted on Monday, December 27 2021 @ 11:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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AMD signed a new chip supply deal with semiconductor foundry GlobalFoundries. The new deal covers $2.1 billion in wafers from GlobalFoundries between 2021 and 2025. GlobalFoundries used to be AMD's biggest manufacturing partner, but these days AMD is using TSMC for most of its cutting-edge chips. Not a lot of details are provided but GlobalFoundries claims AMD will use the supply for chips serving the datacenter, PC, embedded, and other growth markets.
GlobalFoundries Inc. (GFS) (GF), a global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced that it has agreed to amend its Wafer Supply Agreement (WSA) with AMD to increase the volume of chips GF will supply as well as extend the terms of the agreement to secure supply through 2025. The agreement also expands the breadth of the partnership, including supply assurance for AMD chips serving the datacenter, personal computing, embedded and other growth markets.

With this agreement, AMD now expects to purchase approximately $2.1 billion of wafers from GF between 2022 and 2025.

GF has been manufacturing high-performance chips for AMD for more than 12 years, and this new agreement extends this long-standing partnership to ensure supply for AMD's growing business. With this agreement, AMD now expects to purchase approximately $2.1 billion of wafers from GF between 2022 and 2025.

"We have been working closely with our customers for more than a year to help address the ongoing supply-demand imbalance in our industry," said Tom Caulfield, GF CEO. "Our amended agreement with AMD is a prime example of our customers' desire and willingness to secure long-term supply. This agreement not only increases the volume of chips we will be producing for AMD, it also secures and extends their supply through 2025."

The?global demand for semiconductors is growing at an?unprecedented rate, and GF is responding to this growth through a series of strategic long-term agreements with existing and new customers and simultaneously expanding global capacity to meet customer demand.

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