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Analysis: AMD's fab-light strategy; myth vs. reality
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Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 10:39


EE Times

It's going to be years before Advanced Micro Devices Inc. begins to look like and operate as a truly fabless semiconductor supplier.

In March, AMD gained a major partner—Advanced Technology Investment Co.—and much needed financial boost when it separated its fabrication operation as GlobalFoundries Inc.

What the company has not become—contrary to management spin on the transaction—is transform from an integrated device manufacturer into a full-fledged fabless IC vendor.

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