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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is considering partnering with another company to build a microchip plant in Saratoga County, an AMD spokesman said.

"It's certainly an option we're considering," said spokesman Travis Bullard. Bullard commented on a report issued by two Citigroup analysts who believe the No. 2 computer microchip maker may be looking to join with a partner in building a $3.2 billion plant at Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, N.Y.

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/pro...619&ID=7054835
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So...what other company? Apparently they didn't want to mention that... :/
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Maybe they'll merge with nVidia, too.
    
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Maybe they'll merge with nVidia, too.
Haha.... but highly unlikely due to the monopoly that creates... With all this speculation about AMD going fabless, I don't know..... Shouldn't they just save that money and pour it back on their own fabs and focus on that?
    
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hopefully the plant is setup for the 22nm process
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You'd think that a company in this much financial trouble wouldn't have the money for something like this.... unless they aren't really in massive financial trouble at all and are expecting the next product line to generate revenue.
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Haha.... but highly unlikely due to the monopoly that creates... With all this speculation about AMD going fabless, I don't know..... Shouldn't they just save that money and pour it back on their own fabs and focus on that?
Ahhhh... what monopoly? Two companies splitting the cost of a fab plant? It could also have nVidia invest in the plant while AMD runs the plant. No monopoly there at all.
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The significance is the lack of information about the other company in this whole arrangement. Whoever it is, you can bet AMD will have a lot to gain from it.
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You'd think that a company in this much financial trouble wouldn't have the money for something like this.... unless they aren't really in massive financial trouble at all and are expecting the next product line to generate revenue.
They don't have the money, that is why they need a partner to make it.
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This may give AMD a needed boost. We will have to wait and see.
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