AMD To Increase Outsourcing

“Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the world's second-biggest maker of computer processors, may announce plans to transfer more production in the next two to three months to reduce costs, a Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. analyst said.”

We can't help but wonder if AMD might be outsourcing their future high-end CPUs first in an attempt to reach a rough manufacturing parity with rival Intel.  Considering how much time and effort AMD has poured into their 65nm process, we'd be surprised if it wasn't already an extremely efficient operation on its own and that it would probably be hard for a foundry to make a profit.  At this stage in the game it makes an awful lot of sense for AMD to be finding a firm to help them get their 45nm on track in time to fight Intel's Nehalem.
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