AMD To Ditch TSMC For GlobalFoundries

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will not use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its next generation graphic processors.

Tech news site Tech Eye reports that, according to the Chinese language Economic Daily News, the company has ditched TSMC in favour of GlobalFoundries.

GlobalFoundries is currently setting up a 28nm manufacturing unit near New York, where it is speculated the AMD chips will be manufactured.

Tech Eye sources in TSMC have, however, refuted the claims made by the Chinese language publication.

AMD has been a long-time partner of TSMC, which has already delivered a shipment of AMD's 40nm and 65nm GPUs.

TSMC is already working for tech giants Altera, Fujitsu, Qualcomm, and Xilinx to supply 28nm processors.

If AMD has decided to shift from TSMC, it would indicate that the company is trying to pitch GlobalFoundries has the primary maker and supplier of AMD powered GPUs, although AMD cannot afford to ditch TSMC completely as the two companies are already working on AMD's new range of Fusion Ontario processors.