Fairly aggressive timetable at Malta. It's interesting they are doing site prep as we type today with the official 'ground-breaking' scheduled for July.
I'll give Dirk (and maybe even Hector
) credit for pulling this off and delivering over the last year or so. If Fusion rolls the 1H-2010 (even if slightly neutered with Intel instruction sets) as the economy recovers AMD may actually make some $$$ and gain some more market share.
Who supplies the bulk of AMD/GF equipment?
You also gotta wonder about the 'back-end' of all this. TSMC moves forward on SOI, 40nm --->28nm and high-k gates. TEL buys into ASM. Intel buys into ASM and buddy-ups to TSMC with SoCs.
No wonder these guys are always in court.