HILLSBORO, Ore. Unlike its main rival, Intel Corp. on Wednesday (Nov. 30) said that it has no plans to outsource its leading-edge microprocessor lines to a silicon foundry.
Intel has outsourced a small percentage of its chips such as communications ICs to the foundries. But the company will continue to build its bread-and-butter processor lines in-house.
“I am not going to teach someone else how to do it,” said Andy Bryant, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Intel, during a presentation here.
Intel’s strategy differs from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), which has recently struck a foundry deal with Singapore’s Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. AMD also has various process technology alliances with IBM Corp.
AMD also has its own fabs, including a new 300-mm plant in Dresden, Germany.