AMD denies rumors of further processor outsourcing

Early this morning, we published a story about an FBR analyst report that claimed Taiwanese foundry TSMC would start producing microprocessors for AMD in the second quarter of 2008. An AMD spokeswoman has since contacted us with the following statement to contradict the FBR report:

AMD maintains strong foundry relationships with Chartered for MPU production and TSMC for GPU and chipset production.

AMD’s engagement with these foundry partners is unchanged:

1.  Chartered will continue producing AMD x-86 microprocessors, augmenting AMD fab operations in Dresden with flexible capacity.

2.  TSMC will continue producing AMD’s leading-edge graphics and chipset products and there have been no changes to the relationship.

According to the spokeswoman, Mark Osborne over at Fabtech “hit the nail on the head” with the following blog post, which advises readers to take AMD-related rumors from financial analysts “with a pinch of salt.” Osborne says the financial analyst community counts few AMD friends and “many more aligned with bigger rival Intel.”

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    • sigher
    • 12 years ago

    How many times now analyst said something, company denied, next day company did what the analyst predicted.
    It seems like it s a required song and dance.

      • willyolio
      • 12 years ago

      and how many times have analysts spewed out random, unfounded rumours? oh wait, that’s their job. you know what they say about an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters…

        • blastdoor
        • 12 years ago

        I think that lumping all analysts together is about as fair as lumping all techreport forum posters together. In both cases, some are better than others.

    • Lord.Blue
    • 12 years ago

    If you actually read the article, it says that they were NOT outsourcing any more than they were previously, just that TSMC would be getting some orders for 45nm parts. 45nm chipset or vidcards anyone?

    • pdjblum
    • 12 years ago

    It is amazing how much denying, sidestepping, reframing, spinning, and propagandizing ‘another month’s delay’ is doing these days. They are clearly more full of xxxx than all those people they claim to be. When there is smoke there is fire.

      • lolento
      • 12 years ago

      Well, so much outsourcing news demoralizes their own fab team… They will start to lose engineers which is their key asset.

    • wierdo
    • 12 years ago

    Well that’s a shame, but I guess it is a bit late for AMD to increase production on their current parts. This would have been a nice move a year ago if it was true.

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