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Technology Stocks : Advanced Micro Devices - Moderated (AMD)
AMD 96.20+0.1%Sep 22 4:00 PM EDT

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To: Sarmad Y. Hermiz who wrote (219002)12/5/2006 2:45:47 PM
From: Elmer PhudRead Replies (4) of 275867

Since both are built on 12 inch wafers, or 300mm as this size is called in Europe, the 33% or so shrink means that AMD will get lower yield as a percentage of dice but it is a net gain in terms of compontents.

Wrong! With the smaller die size AMD should see better yield in terms of both percent and total die. All else being equal.

Unfortunately all things are not always equal...
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