AMD, Taiwan's UMC plan chip plant

CIOL Bureau
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TAIPEI: Advanced Micro Devices Inc of the United States was considering

building a second 12-inch wafer fabrication plant with Taiwan's United

Microelectronics Corp (UMC), a local newspaper said on Saturday.


The Chinese-language Economic Daily News said AMD, Intel's chief competitor

in the market for microprocessors, gave no details, such as the location of the


But it said AMD plans to outsource production of its high-end processor

Athlon and Athlon XP to UMC, the world's second largest contract chipmaker, and

plans to book capacity of a fab from UMC.

UMC officials were not available for comment on Saturday.


AMD, based in Sunnycale, California, said at a financial meeting for analysts

on Thursday that it would -- for the first time -- outsource processor

production to a custom chip-making company.

But it did not disclose the name of the plant, or foundry.

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