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3/5/2012 03:27 AM EST
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KB3001
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KB3001   3/5/2012 10:31:07 PM
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Very bad news indeed for GF, and more precisely ATIC!

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old account Frank Eory   3/5/2012 10:48:04 PM
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GF will be hungry, and that could result in making them very competitive. Don't write them off just yet.

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me3   3/5/2012 11:09:02 PM
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Better getting into shape now, this hunger is the hunger to end all hungers.

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Dr_Trevorkian   3/5/2012 11:15:11 PM
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Does this impact their x86 licensing agreement with Intel? I thought that they were required to fabricate their own x86 chips.

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mcgrathdylan   3/5/2012 11:57:20 PM
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@Dr_Trevorkian- I found this an interesting question and posed it directly to an AMD spokesman. The spokesman reported that the amended deal with Globalfoundries has no implications for its x86 license from Intel. "We have the ability to produce processors anywhere we chose from the perspective of the cross license," the spokesman said.

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DrunkenSailor   3/6/2012 1:15:01 AM
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Samsungs Logic/Foundry technology is part of IBM's fab club. One might also recall the announcement of both Samsung and GF offering a "synchronised" 28 nm technology what is based on mentioned fab club.

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KB3001   3/6/2012 9:35:31 AM
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May be they should go a step further and stop asking Daddy (ATIC) for more money everytime they are in trouble. That way they will feel the real hunger...

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KB3001   3/6/2012 12:55:40 PM
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Is not this surprising?

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me3   3/6/2012 3:18:03 PM
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Well, that would be hard. But they can be less arrogant, less evasive, friendlier to the ecosystem, and more open to partnership. Do they have the DNA for that?

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Dr_Trevorkian   3/6/2012 6:52:30 PM
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It is interesting because I remember that when they spun off Global Foundries they took a 51% share in it, and had the requirement of having a majority of board members. This was due to the cross licensing agreement, although this may have changed especially with the anti-trust settlement with Intel.

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