The Inquirer has found out that AMD is still thinking about the generous offer of New York state to build an AMD FAB in American soil.
AMD would get $1.2 billion from the State while
the company would have to find additional $1.8 billion as the whole FAB costs
about $3 billion.
AMD doesn’t have to say the final answer until middle 2009 and we are certain that this would be the worst possible moment to decide about this as AMD is bleeding cash on a daily base.
If AMD decides to make the FAB in New York the birth place of Opteron, the FAB should be ready to start producing the chips in 2011 to 2012.