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[Engadget] AMD cuts wafer order by 75%, pays $320 million fine

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http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/07/amd-cuts-silicon-orders-suffers-consequences/
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"AMD has just significantly reduced its order for silicon wafers from its old mate Globalfoundries, in an effort to avoid the inventory surpluses and write-downs that have recently plagued its balance sheet. Instead of buying the originally agreed $500 million-worth of cake trays this quarter, it's now committed to spending just $115 million. Except it was never, ever gonna be that simple. In lieu of reneging on its contract at short notice, AMD will have to pay Globalfoundries a $320 million penalty on top, bringing the final cost of the deal to just $65 million less than what it would have paid for the full order."

Mod edit: Incorrect post format.
Edited by 996gt2 - 12/7/12 at 6:02pm
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post #2 of 83
I'm getting a 404 with that link.

Works now!

cg
Edited by exnihilo - 12/7/12 at 7:42am
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post #3 of 83
That sucks for AMD.
post #4 of 83
but is that a one time fee?

I mean if they cant afford or move enough stock to use that much, then even if they pay out almost as much as the full order once, they will still be better off than having surplus

if that is how it works, im not sure.
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Ouch.
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It's still less, so they meant to do it like that right?
    
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Provided these cakes haven't been made, GF just got extra money and process time, so maybe with this new "investment" they can get a smaller process out faster?
Just thinking out loud.
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I'm seriously worried for AMD. I hope they manage to find some stable footing soon.
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Quote:
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It's still less, so they meant to do it like that right?

They may not have foreseen this large of a fine.
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65 million? I say they should just stick to the order...if they have so much stock sitting around that it is causing them trouble on their financials they could start donating them to schools in Africa or something and then use the donation as a write off on their US taxes. They could then recoup some of the money with the donation and also get some publicity.

heh...I feel their stock price is dropping below $2 again...I bought 50 shares at $2.55. Heh, I am still sure they'll hit the $5+ mark again...but it might take longer than I thought it would.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 12/7/12 at 8:10am
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