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Report: Abu Dhabi fab to break ground in 2012

5/18/2011 05:42 PM EDT
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BLinder
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re: Report: Abu Dhabi fab to break ground in 2012
BLinder   5/31/2011 7:02:40 PM
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When doing a due diligence on an outsource of wafers one looks at the supply chain in terms of location to post fabrication (this is mainly Asia), political stability, geographical integrity (i.e. earthquakes), government support, technical resources,etc. Investing billions of dollars does not automatically put you in the game to win.

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elctrnx_lyf   5/21/2011 8:26:05 PM
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This is definitely a great news for Abu Dhabi. This would probably bring more investors into the city.

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docdivakar   5/19/2011 6:29:44 PM
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One thing different from Intel (foundry) that GFoundries is doing currently/planning to ramp up is the exploding MEMS market. Global is also actively participating in the emerging 3D stacking thru TSV which as lot of synergies with the MEMS activity. This differentiation will certainly give Global some advantages over Intel. Intel is also active in stacked 3D chip development and recently with the trigate 3D monolithic structures. How ever, I have not seen much in MEMS activity that is publicized. Intel has gone thru many cycles of ups & downs in its history and has come back stronger. There isn't much to say it can not repeat that this time around; time will tell... Dr. MP Divakar

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resistion   5/18/2011 8:29:52 PM
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Three years too long to bring up a fab. One or two nodes would have passed by.

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Dumbpenis   5/18/2011 6:36:53 PM
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AMD Fusion chips is still the unknown and I predict that it will be a very hot chip!!! The graphic capabiity inside Fusion Chips is comparable to $200 discrete graphic cards ... or more. and even better ! I still coudlnt find any information on how Fusion chips run at all. It is apparently under tight wraps and poised for a wild success for AMD as more market share will be won!

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Dumbpenis   5/18/2011 6:34:25 PM
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AMD is going to be a far more formidable competitor to Intel in the years to come. AMD is no longer restrained by the fab capacity , anymore.. the next time AMD comes up with a hot chip and there better be no question about any shortage of that hot chip as GlobalFoundries should be able to churn limitless amounts of chips as AMD wishes. Intel can build all the fabs it can but Global Foundries can make as many chips as Intel can... Who cares about the Fabs anymore.. Many Intel buyers can choose AMD chips instead to save money but elect not to ... Those IT guys think they really need Intel chips which they often dont... really.. AMD chips can do what Intel chips can most of the times.. if not all the times.. AMD control s only 7% of the server market which is very odd to me... It is obvious to me that IT guys dont know exactly what they really need to do that is to save money..

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