Seifert: They are APU products. Yes. David Wong: They are APU products? 28 -- so you will be, actually, you expect to be selling 28-nanometer APUs in the second half that are made at GLOBALFOUNDRIES? Read: No. No. No. Seifert: From a volume perspective, very little volume. But we start the manufacturing ramp in the second half so we can get ready for the launches in 2013.
If they paid that much to untangle themselves from GlobalFoundries, they must not have been happy with the quality of the parts produced, or the costs of building them.
They'll probably just pay Intel to build their designs now,.......
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"They'll probably just pay Intel to build their designs now,......."
Nvidia already tried to get Intel to bite on that prospect and they said no, which isn't surprising considering it's better for them as they'll have a easier time getting out the next gen chips out than their competitors would. Though this does mean AMD can at least try to pool the resources of the available manufacturers to try to get enough chips made on time for their planned releases.
Right now AMD already had to cancel some of the chips they had planned this year because they would have been delayed till the second half of this year and that would have been too close to the release of their next gen offerings for early next year.
The issues with 28nm manufacturing are proving to be such a nuisance that some other companies have opted to only go to 32nm. While TSMC has gone so far as to state that when they eventually go 20nm that instead of making a range of chips, they're offering 28nm under 4 variant ranges, they'll just stick to one. While they expect even more issues going to 14nm and may delay it as they instead do partial half node 18nm and 16nm FAB. While Intel is still on track to going 14nm in 2014.
Mind that these are usually also the same companies that produce ARM chips and AMD will have to compete for resources. While next gen ARM chips with Windows RT will finally start bringing ARM into competition with both Intel and AMD for the low end device ranges.
So it's going to get pretty interesting by early next year...
I don't understand what the big advantage of buying out of their exclusivity deal with Global Foundries was, what purpose or benefit does this have with AMD?
And did I misread this or did it say that post-buyout their going to contract Global Foundries to produce their 28nm chips?
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