Make late AMD GPUs at GlobalFoundries




AMD is this year began switching GlobalFoundries for its GPU manufacturing and for making his semi-custom chips. Previously had the chip design company GPUs make at TSMC. Nvidia is possible half of 2015 TSMC’s 16nm FinFET-production use.

GlobalFoundries would have made great strides with its production, said Devinder Kumar, CFO at AMD at an investor meeting. “For the first time in the relationship we not only PC products but also graphics and semi-custom products at GlobalFoundries. We will continue to do in 2015,” said Kumar.

With PC products he refers to processors and APUs and graphics GPUs. Until now, AMD had his video chips at TSMC. GlobalFoundries AMD bumped off in 2008. Kumar said that AMD’s 20nm let produce some products’ and from there will go to the production of FinFET chips. GlobalFoundries 14nm that works for production of FinFET chips together with Samsung, who wants to use a lot next year on the chip production.

Finfets have a larger gate-surface, for faster switching of the transistors. Also FinFET chips more economical, smaller and cheaper to produce. Intel started with the FinFET ‘3D transistors’ in its 22nm production.

TSMC will start mid 2015 FinFET transistors on 16nm. It is unclear whether AMD will continue to partner with TSMC and it is also the question of what Nvidia is doing with 20nm production and the group where the 16nm production will use: the first 16nm products at TSMC would involve mobile chips.



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