DRESDEN, Germany AMD is about to spin off its microprocessor production in Dresden. The plan is to bring the two fabs into a joint venture with strategic investor Advanced Technology Investment Company ATIC (Abu Dhabi).
The JV will change its business model and join the foundry services fray which, of course poses significant challenge to the hitherto captive manufacturer. Nevertheless, the entry of ATIC has generated a remarkable spirit among the crew of the chip maker: The spirit of a start-up. EE Times Europe took a look-around in the company. To see the slide show, please click here.