Buying $1.6 billion worth of chips from old mate
AMD will acquire about $2.1 billion of silicon wafers from GlobalFoundries from 2022 through 2025 in an amended agreement.
$2.5 billion in damages
Semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries has sued IBM, asking a judge to rule that it did not violate a contract that claims it is owed $2.5 billion in damages.
Chips are down
Manufacturers are worried about a global shortage of chips, which is causing manufacturing delays as consumer demand bounces back from the coronavirus crisis.
Smoke peace pipe
Globalfoundries and TSMC have dismissed all litigation between them as well as those that involve any of their customers.
TSMC has announced it filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against Globalfoundries in the US, Germany and Singapore for its alleged ongoing infringement of 25 patents by at least its 40nm, 28nm, 22nm, 14nm, and 12nm node processes.
The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.
Could stop the TSMC products coming into the country
GlobalFoundries has sued larger rival TSMC for patent infringement, seeking to stop the defendant’s customers including Apple from importing affected products to the United States and Germany.
If they can make chips there, they can make them anywhere
Globalfoundries and ON Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semi to acquire a 300mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York.
GloFo's 12LP and Samsung's 11LPP
According to details that have surfaced after the launch of the new Radeon RX 590 refresh, it appears that AMD is sourcing the "new" Polaris 30 GPU from both GlobalFoundries and Samsung.