AMD to Outsource CPU Production?

razor - May 13, 2008 02:41PM in Manufacturers

In an effort to return to profitability, AMD is rumored to have entered into an agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, where TSMC would start fabricating CPU's by the second half of this year. Also interesting here is that TSMC has allegedly already started fab-testing, in an effort to land a contract to produce AMD's upcoming Fusion CPU/GPU combo chip. Under this scenario, AMD would be able to reduce operating costs by selling off a good chunk of its manufacturing equipment - which would surely help the embattled chip-maker in its mission to retake a 30% worldwide market share in the first half of 2009.