Feeds

AMD to build $3.5bn fab in New York

Start spreading the news...

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

AMD is to build a 300mm-wafer fab in Saratoga County, New York. The $3.5bn plant will be used to punch out 32nm processors, comments made by senior staffers suggest.

There have been plenty of rumours of late that the chip maker was planning to construct a fab in the US and that it had its eye on New York State. Media reports have claimed the company has been offered $1bn in incentives by local government to help make up its mind.

The plant will be located in the Luther Forest Technology Park. Work is expected to begin in July 2007, with construction scheduled for completion in July 2009. Chips should start rolling off the production lines some time in 2010.

Reading between the lines of comments made by AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in New York last week, the plant will produce 32nm chips. Intel CEO Paul Otellini said he expects his firm to be shipping 32nm parts in that timeframe.

At the end of May, AMD said it will spend at least $2.5bn upgrading its 200mm-wafer fab in Dresden, Germany, to produce 300mm wafers. It also intends to expand its current 300mm-wafer fab, Fab 36, also located in Dresden. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.