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Old December 4, 2009, 02:43 PM
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Some of my sources are claiming NVIDIA has signed a contract with TSMC for 80% of their 40nm yield starting in January 2010. That would mesh nicely with the rumors claiming Jen Hsun was at TSMC a few months ago reading them the riot act.
That smells like yet another congressional lawsuit based on anti-competition regulations (hell, the US would jump on board that one, not just the EU)........
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Some of my sources are claiming NVIDIA has signed a contract with TSMC for 80% of their 40nm yield starting in January 2010. That would mesh nicely with the rumors claiming Jen Hsun was at TSMC a few months ago reading them the riot act.
Er, is that even legal in today's marketplace? I understand the purpose of a contract, but when you're effectively 'cockblocking' your competition from making products could it constitute some bad legalities (Antitrust?). Personally, if I was AMD, I would be contacting my lawyers about this to see what they have to say.

Then again, if you look at it from the flipside, if TSMC is so dominating for the market in manufacturing of chips, they have to watch their own asses, too...
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By that time TSMC's yields will have improved and ATI should have the channel stocked with cards. The split between ATI and NVIDIA GPUs versus TSMC's alloted output has always been about 70 / 30 in favor of NVIDIA anyways.
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ATI should aquire TSMC! +D
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ATI should aquire TSMC! +D
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Old December 4, 2009, 06:39 PM
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I don't think I am alone in hoping that Global Foundries comes online soon and curb stomps TSMC for being an unreliable producer of chips.
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well now that AMD have few billion from intel maybe they can open their own foundries:P On a serious note now, if TSMC were able to produce these yield from the launch point, I'm pretty sure AMD would have acquire a bigger part of the market.
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well now that AMD have few billion from intel maybe they can open their own foundries:P
AMD has their own foundries already (although they don't make GPUs): Home | GLOBALFOUNDRIES

And AMD needs every scrap of cash it has to deal with its own debts.
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AMD has their own foundries already (although they don't make GPUs): Home | GLOBALFOUNDRIES

And AMD needs every scrap of cash it has to deal with its own debts.
Haven't they been sold not so long ago? I can be wring but maybe it;s them that have been sold to emirates or something like that.
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Looks like ATI and nVidia are catching a break from Intel:
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No Larrabee video cards anytime soon; ATI and nVidia will get some more time despite yield woes to get next-gen products firmly established throughout their product lines.
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