AMD receives $683M worth of aid

By on February 7, 2004, 5:11 AM
Germany and the state of Saxony will give Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) approximately 545 million ($683 million) in grants and allowances toward the construction of its new manufacturing plant in Dresden after the European Commission approved the aid package, AMD said Friday.

The new plant, to be called AMD Fab 36, will be the company's first 300-millimeter facility when volume production commences in 2006 alongside AMD's existing 200 millimeter Dresden facility, said Drew Prairie, an AMD spokesman. By using the larger wafers, AMD can cut more chips from each wafer and reduce the manufacturing cost per chip.

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---agissi--- said:
Thats so awesome! Maybe AMD can make even better cpus now.
vassil3427 said:
That is so sweet! :D
videobruce said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by ---agissi--- [/i]Thats so awesome! Maybe AMD can make even better cpus now. [/quote] They have been better than Wintell CPU's, what more do you want??
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