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AMD triples their contract with Soitec for 2006

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Posted January 17, 2006 by admin in CPU & Motherboards

CPU manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has renewed its silicon-on-insulator contract with Soitec for 2006. AMD uses Soitec’s wafers for its 90nm Athlon 64, Opteron, Turion and Sempron processors. The contract,?worth $150 million USD, is triple the size of AMD’s 2005 contract.

Soitec is the SOI market leader?but has been facing a lawsuit from MEMC over the patent of its defect-free silicon, referred to as "Perfect Silicon". This could protentially cause complications to?AMD’s supply chain if Soitec fair badly, though a financial settlement is likley to be the worst case scenario.

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