Pureoverclock: PC Hardware reviews and news for overclockers!

 
 
 
 
 

AMD triples their contract with Soitec for 2006

0
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.



0 Comments



Be the first to comment!


Leave a Response

(required)


Find us on Google+