Saturday, August 27, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Patches iOS Security Flaws Discovered In Spyware Targeting Activist
LG To Showcase Latest OLED TVs Compatible With HDR Technologies At IFA
NHK Join Forces With Panasonic And Sony To Win The 8K TV Race
Intel Introduces New 3D NAND SSDs
Facebook To Use Personal Data From WhatsApp To Bring You Personalized Ads
Amazon Introduces Car Research Portal
Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Compress Images
Researchers Make Wi-fi Networks Faster And Stronger
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Ame...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 05, 2011
AMD Amends Agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Ensure Wafer Supply Flow


AMD today announced that it amended its Wafer Supply Agreement (WSA) with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. The company also announced the availability of the first Liano portable devices this quarter.

AMD said that the primary purpose of the amendment was to revise the pricing methodology applicable to wafers delivered in 2011 for AMD's microprocessor and accelerated processing unit (APU) products. The amendment also modified AMD?s existing commitments regarding future increases in production of certain graphics processing unit (GPU) and chipset products at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Under the amended agreement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES has committed to provide AMD with, and AMD has committed to purchase, a fixed number of 45nm and 32nm wafers per quarter in 2011. AMD will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES fixed prices for 45nm wafers delivered in 2011. AMD's price for 32nm products will be based "on good die," AMD said.

In addition, AMD also agreed to pay an additional quarterly amount to GLOBALFOUNDRIES during 2012 if GLOBALFOUNDRIES meets specified conditions related to continued availability of 32nm capacity as of the beginning of 2012.

For 2012, AMD will resume compensating GLOBALFOUNDRIES on a cost-plus basis to manufacture wafers for its microprocessor and APU products. AMD currently estimates that it will pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES approximately $1.1 to $1.5 billion in 2011 and $1.5 to $1.9 billion in 20121 for wafer purchases under the amended WSA. In 2010, AMD paid GLOBALFOUNDRIES approximately $1.2 billion for wafer purchases. In addition, and unrelated to the WSA amendment, AMD began accounting for its investment in GLOBALFOUNDRIES under the cost method as of the first fiscal quarter of 2011. This transition was triggered by the contribution of Chartered Semiconductor to GLOBALFOUNDRIES and amendments to certain agreements.

It is obvious that AMD has to avoid future yields issues and is trying to put Globalfoundries in an insurance policy. According to sources, Globalfoundries experienced low 32nm yields in the beginning of last year, which were later solved.

In related news, AMD's Singapore plant just celebrated the first shipment of the company's 32nm Llano A-series APUs, complete with discrete-level graphics. The new chips promise to change the way we think about netbook / ultraportable performance, as it will support DirectX 11 and 3D gaming.

The Llano chips will be the first from AMD made using the 32-nanometer manufacturing process.

Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO Thomas Seifert notes that AMD is looking forward to seeing Llano-based machines during this quarter.

Llano chips will compete against Intel's Sandy Bridge microprocessors, which also combine a CPU and GPU on a single chip.


Previous
Next
Panasonic to Offer Professional League Sports Apps on Its 2011 VIERA Connect-Enabled HDTVs        All News        Marvell Introduces Virtual Storage Accelerator For Enterprise Storage
Seagate Ships Ultra-slim Slim External Hard Drive     PC Parts News      Marvell Introduces Virtual Storage Accelerator For Enterprise Storage

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Increased GPU Market Share in Q2 2016
AMD Says Zen Procedssors Are Close, Outlines New Features
AMD Downgrades ARM Strategy For Servers
AMD Radeon RX 470 And RX 460 Are Shipping in Early August
AMD Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics Combines Polaris GPU With SSD Flash Memory
Latest AMD Radeon Software Fixes PCI-e Power Draw Issues
AMD Launches the VR-ready Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card
Nvidia To Position The GTX 1060 Against New Radeon RX 480
AMD Zen Chipset Rumored To Have USB 3.1 Design Issue
AMD To Release Polaris 10 And Polaris 11 GPUs
AMD Provides Sneak Peek of Polaris-based Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 Graphics Cards
AMD Launches 7th Generation AMD A-Series APUs, Announces New Radeon RX GPUs, Demonstrates Upcoming Desktop Processor "Zen" Processor Core

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .