Advanced Micro Devices said last month that it was in the middle of renegotiating its wafer-supply agreement with its former foundry, which was spun out as GlobalFoundries and is now part of a much larger chip manufacturing operation. The deal is now done – and so is AMD's stake in GlobalFoundries itself. Since spinning out its …
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This may be an incentive for GloFo to get it's act together
AMD doesn't have a lot of Fab options so it's not like they can just change who produces their products. For the time being all 32 nm CPUs/APUs will still come from GloFo and 28 nm GPUs from TSMC. TSMC doesn't have the capacity to meet current demand until they build their new Fab this year and get it sorted out.
Fixed cost for wafers...
Sounds like a bad idea for a foundry that can't deliver a decent yield on working 32 and 28nm devices.
Surely you'd want to pay by the working chip delivered to encourage them to lift their game?
AMD is paying only for good wafers
Now they can buy wafers from IBM, GloFo, TSMC and Samsung.
Re: AMD is paying only for good wafers
do you have a link to a source on that?