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AMD Spin-Off GlobalFoundries Gets First Non-AMD Customer 34

Posted by timothy
from the and-they're-not-virtual-like-transmeta dept.
Vigile writes "Since the company was spun off in March, GlobalFoundries has struggled to answer how it will survive and compete against powers like TSMC and UMC in the global world of chip manufacturing. Part of that answer came today when they announced the company's first customer, excluding AMD. STMicroelectronics will be using GlobalFoundries' 40nm lower power process technology for future cell phone SoC designs in the second half of 2010. While one customer won't drive enough revenue to make the foundry completely independent, it is an important step in the right direction and could lead to other customers finally making the leap."
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AMD Spin-Off GlobalFoundries Gets First Non-AMD Customer

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 29, 2009 @06:39PM (#28874877)

    To me this story is a prime example of a tidbit which is worth reading, but doesn't have enough meat on the bones to be a full-blown Slashdot story. Nothing wrong with that -- it just can't generate much interesting discussion. [And I tried moderating, there's just not much anyone can say but "hmmph.".]

    I think Slashdot should have a separate div on the page for tidbits like this. Not that this is the best forum for feedback, consider it a prayer flag in the wind.

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