According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports that Samsung will start producing AMD’s next-gen GPUs in the second quarter of 2016, and its Zen CPUs later in the year.
etnews claims that AMD made the move because of issues with yield and supply from TSMC at the 28-nm node. If these arrangements hold true, Samsung will apparently begin taking in revenue from the deal in the third quarter of 2016.
etnews says GlobalFoundries will continue to produce chips for AMD, as well. That makes sense, considering that GlobalFoundries announced it successfully produced 14-nm silicon for AMD back in November. The site believes AMD is simply making plans to have its chips produced in sufficient volume.
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