For the past several years, AMD has been relying on two companies to manufacture its chips: GlobalFoundries, its former manufacturing arm that was spun off in 2008, and TSMC. According to a report by ZDNet, AMD may soon add a third partner to that list: Samsung.
ZDNet's story is actually about an Apple chip deal, but it names AMD as one of Samsung's manufacturing clients:
Samsung is expected to start producing application processors (APs) for clients such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD, using its 14-nanometre process around the end of the year.
Last we heard, GlobalFoundries was going to license Samsung's 14-nm FinFET fab process, and AMD was voicing its excitement about the prospect. This is the first time I've seen anything about AMD tapping Samsung as a foundry partner directly, though.
I've asked AMD to chime in on this. Stay tuned for a response. (Thanks to TR reader Carl for the link.)
|Gigabyte has two A320 boards for bread-and-butter Ryzen builds||14|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves||6|
|Google points deep-learning machines at audio effect subtitles||4|
|Throw a Quadro card on Gigabyte's Z270X-Designare||11|
|Deals of the week: an RX 480 4GB for $150 and more||24|
|Dell UltraSharp 32 8K embarrasses 4K monitors||61|
|EVGA readies a Hybrid Waterblock for Nvidia GP102 cards||7|
|Elgato Stream Deck lets streamers play news desk||7|
|Puppy Day Shortbread||27|
|I need this because of reasons.||+41|