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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces New Fab 2 Executive Leadership Team

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the appointment of Norm Armour as vice president and general manager and Eric Choh as vice president of operations to lead an expanding team dedicated to developing Fab 2, the company’s next semiconductor fabrication facility, or “fab,” at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. Once constructed, Fab 2 is expected to be the world’s most advanced semiconductor foundry, creating more than 1,200 new direct jobs plus an additional 5,000 spin-off jobs in the region.

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I cant wait until they announce that they have FINALLY finished MAKING something.

Possibly that it is better than another, pre-existing, something, and are actually SELLING it to us for a reasonable price.

Until they actually start DOING anything, I'm not to sure all the press releases in the world will really help them all that much.

That's not to say I don't have high hopes - any competition is good for everyone. But talking never made the FPS better - making & selling better CHIPS makes the FPS better.

That's just me...
 

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They are, who do you think is making every AMD processor?
 
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OK - my fault I was a little ambiguous.

I was referring to fruits of their new partnering & sites, not their previous operations - They have recently done a lot of self-redevelopment, that came with a lot of big promises for the future, but as of yet all we have are somewhat un-exiting phenoms, that are still a result of their previous incarnation.

Also, I did say BETTER chips - AMD really are in no place to be competing for top performers at this point - Hence my anticipation for the next-gen promises. I'm about to upgrade to i7 or something similar when Win7 goes retail, and as it stands with such poor competition from the red team, my new intel chip will cost an arm and a leg :\
 

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OK - my fault I was a little ambiguous.

I was referring to fruits of their new partnering & sites, not their previous operations - They have recently done a lot of self-redevelopment, that came with a lot of big promises for the future, but as of yet all we have are somewhat un-exiting phenoms, that are still a result of their previous incarnation.

Also, I did say BETTER chips - AMD really are in no place to be competing for top performers at this point - Hence my anticipation for the next-gen promises. I'm about to upgrade to i7 or something similar when Win7 goes retail, and as it stands with such poor competition from the red team, my new intel chip will cost an arm and a leg :\
nah just get 955 + crosshair III oc your brains out / or not and call it a night. Its what i did and yeah im on 7 too.
 
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well, amd can compete with I5, not I7, still they wont struggle unless those I5 is hilariously cheap.

The nature of hardware manufactures is that they gotta make midrange stuff, thats something amd really dont have issues with right now, i agree, they gotta up the level abit.

Globalfoundries wants to make nvidia gpu's ;d lol ;D that would be a valuable costumer!
 

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OK - my fault I was a little ambiguous.

I was referring to fruits of their new partnering & sites, not their previous operations - They have recently done a lot of self-redevelopment, that came with a lot of big promises for the future, but as of yet all we have are somewhat un-exiting phenoms, that are still a result of their previous incarnation.

Also, I did say BETTER chips - AMD really are in no place to be competing for top performers at this point - Hence my anticipation for the next-gen promises. I'm about to upgrade to i7 or something similar when Win7 goes retail, and as it stands with such poor competition from the red team, my new intel chip will cost an arm and a leg :\
Why bitch at GlobalFoundries for better AMD chips? GlobalFoundries doesn't design anything, it accepts designs and serves as a foundry, much like TSMC. What AMD does is not its concern.

GlobalFoundries made something new, the Phenom II for its client AMD.
 
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lets bitch at tsmc for nvidia having their chips being so expensive and sucky for the price compared to ati... :p same thing basicly :p except ati also uses tsmc
 

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lets bitch at tsmc for nvidia having their chips being so expensive and sucky for the price compared to ati... :p same thing basicly :p except ati also uses tsmc
Expensive? Sucky? Were you like imprisoned / embarked on a colonization mission to Mars when GeForce FX vs. Radeon 9000 was on, and you came out yesterday? :p
 
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I'm just happy that this can actually level the playing field a little towards a more competitive pricing competition. Not this stupid Intel's strongest CPU >$1000 and AMD's <$275 bull$#*^ . Graphics cards are a little better, but not by much. However, this is good news for everyone in the future:cool:
 

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lets bitch at tsmc for nvidia having their chips being so expensive and sucky for the price compared to ati... :p same thing basicly :p except ati also uses tsmc
You are wrong. It is not the GPU that makes Nvidia cards expensive, it's their PCB design and memory bus design. If anything having TSMC make their GPU's is more cost effective.
 

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I didnt know they were already producing the phenom and athlon 2 lines for AMD, thanks for that BTA.
 
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So global foundries does the same job as TSMC correct? and since AMD own part of global foundries i assume they'll get their chips made for a good bit cheaper than if they went to TSMC? Now global foundries i heard was state of the art shit, so will their manufacturing processes be better than TSMC's? like possibly better yields? also, if TSMC loses AMD as a customer won't it hurt their income, and would they maybe then increase their price to make gpu's for nvidia to make up for it?