Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Sep 2008 16:30 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD plans to spin off its chip manufacturing operations by year's end, probably by hawking them outright or by inking a partnership with a larger chipmaker -- a maneuver akin to selling a house and leasing it back. Meyer is vague on the exact timing of a deal, but he knows it's probably the best thing the company can do quickly to improve its financial position, and its reputation with investors. A successful transaction would see AMD pocket a good chunk of cash, while handing manufacturing to a company that can better keep pace with Intel's world-class operations.
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RE: A better model...
by Adurbe on Mon 15th Sep 2008 12:31 UTC in reply to "A better model..."
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While they had this inhouse, they are forced to use their own fabs, even if they are not the best option.

By seperating that part of the biz they can now use any manufacturer they wish, be it IBM, Freescale or anyone else! (I doubt they will use intel fabs, at least in the short term!)

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