Rumors are running rampant that IBM Corp.'s Microelectronics Division is reportedly in the process of building a new, advanced fab for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Reports have surfaced that IBM is gutting its so-called Advanced Semiconductor Technology Center (ASTC) in East Fishkill, N.Y., and turning it into a full-fledged 300-mm, sub-100-nm fab. Once the fab is equipped, IBM will reportedly turn the plant over to AMD, sources said. In turn, AMD will make next-generation processors in the fab, they added.

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