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Well, the original rumour about AMD switching to TSMC from GloFo came from and Italian tech site whose contributor is so confident that the rumour is reality that he is quite content to allow Expreview (who reprinted the rumour and most attribute as the source) to remain the focus of the information.The news has for some reason been about TSMC having engineering samples shipped, or then a rumor that Zen was going to TSMC, because GloFo funding was pulled due to low oil revenues. It's almost like someone plants these to prompt GloFo into a response.
Oddly enough, the site that initiated the rumour is avidly AMD orientated rather that Intel or Nvidia, and pretty much stated that AMD related news gets the page hits for them:And I’m not saying it’s companies (like Intel or Nvidia), more just other there’s a lot interested parties and investors wanting an "inkling" of what the heck is up at GloFo?
Small time tech site struggling for page views and ad revenue in a market very competitive for readership initiates a rumour guaranteed to raise readership. Seems like smoking gun material, no?At Bits And Chips the news about AMD are the most read. Idem at TechPowerUp!, WCCFTech and other sites. AMD is not the most important company, but it moves a lot of visits.
GloFo have been through this before. Remember when the company were going through their "our yields are great" phase for 32nm? which then morphed into "yeah, maybe there was a problem - but its fixed now" and then "Yeah, it's really screwed up"Whatever the reason GloFo had rather holding information as to 14FinFET close to their chest, though finally the chatter necessitates a counter to quell rumors.
Add in the cancelled processes, the late ramp and bad yields of those it has undertaken, and you can see why GloFo probably aren't too forthcoming with information.
They probably share adjoining work stations in that cozy environment you can see in the background.Eh?, No-one is the slightest creeped out by the two bunny suits staring deep into each others eyes. That 14nm process must be something else.