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AMD has decided to second source some of its wafer production. It will use its long time partner Fujitsu to help it produce Flash, thus freeing up more capacity. Robert Stead, European marketing director of AMD, acknowledged this morning that producing enough chips to meet demand was the company's main problem. The fab in Dresden will only produce K7s, he said. But now it is to use Fujitsu, its long-time Flash partner in Europe. But why doesn't it use IBM, we wonder. Meanwhile distributors are reporting that while they have "adequate supplies" of AMD K6-III/400MHz parts, it won't be until June that 450MHz parts arrive...®

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