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One of the Biggest Partnerships in PC History About to Happen

Category: Manufacturers
Posted: September 28, 2011 12:30PM
Author: Prunes

It appears that one of the biggest partnerships in PC history is about to happen. According to Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries, TSMC and Samsung will be teaming up for a $4.4 billion investment in New York State, which intends to create 6,900 jobs, with 2,500 high-tech jobs in Albany, Utica, East Fishkill and Canandaigua. Intel is going to build its 450mm East Coast Headquarters in Albany. Intel's push toward the 450mm wafers is supported by TSMC, while IBM and GlobalFoundries are more hesitant. Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel Corp., explains that the move to 450mm is a crucial element to moving the semiconductor industry to the next generation wafer size. It will allow Intel to reduce the production costs, increase productivity, while becoming more environmentally clean. 



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El_Capitan on September 28, 2011 12:44PM
This is cool.
_TheAlexO on September 28, 2011 12:57PM
Does AMD have any role in this?
potatochobit on September 28, 2011 01:41PM
AMD owns global foundries who is supposed to put TSMC out of a job.
Kwok on September 28, 2011 05:40PM
Good stuff
Prunes on September 28, 2011 10:57PM
From I could read in the articles, New York State is going to be the new Silicon Valley. Somewhat.

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