Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips
GF is renting prime fab lines to AMD's direct competition in ARM. It's pretty clear that GF was disgusted with AMD's failures in the past, and it's becoming clear GF has no reason to keep them around in the future. AMD will have to pay top dollar to compete for production from GF, if GF even lets them in the door any more.
From PC World:
@agamsh Apr 17, 2014 3:15 PMprint
Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.
GlobalFoundries has licensed Samsung’s 14-nanometer FINFET chip making process...
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of this licensing deal will be AMD, who gains access to a capable 14-nm FinFET tech for the production of its future CPUs and SOCs. AMD's Kaveri APUs actually ran slower than their predecessors after transitioning from GloFo's 32-nm SOI process to 28-nm bulk silicon. Meanwhile, AMD competes most directly with the process tech leader, Intel.
AMD veep Lisa Su provided an appropriately vague-but-positive statement for the press release announcing the deal:
"This unprecedented collaboration will result in a global capacity footprint for 14nm FinFET technology that provides AMD with enhanced capabilities to bring our innovative IP into silicon on leading-edge technologies," said Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of Global Business Units at AMD. "The work that GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung are doing together will help AMD deliver our next generation of groundbreaking products with new levels of processing and graphics capabilities to devices ranging from low-power mobile devices, to next-generation dense servers to high-performance embedded solutions."
If in fact AMD has some capable new CPU architectures in the works, the availability of a solid 14-nm FinFET process could be the final piece needed to restore the firm to competitiveness with Intel
You are utterly and completely ignorant. Or an amazingly dense liar.
"I also think Samsung is going to buy AMD sometime in the next two years."
To get exactly what? Samsung has superior chip designs, and is now sleeping with the fabrication factory that AMD used to own. Since selling it, AMD's tangible net worth has dropped to negative numbers. THERE IS NOTHING FOR SAMSUNG TO BUY.
My god you dopes are incorrigible. I might as well sit back and let you shovel your money into my bank account for another quarter.