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    Default Does being fabless limit a semiconductor company's ability to experiment with new phy

    Take AMD for example: Compared to Intel, which manufactures its own chips, AMD has to rely on third party fabs to make theirs. Practically, does this mean that AMD has basically no means to innovate on the physical processes involved in chip design? Not just transistor sizes and process nodes, but also creative ways to manipulate silicon. Like how Intel just introduced their Foveros technology for die stacking. If AMD wanted something similar to compete, are they at the mercy of fabs like TSMC and GlobalFoundaries and would have to wait for them to develop that technology themselves?uc browser shareit appvn
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    a) AMD also has only 1/10th or less of the Money Intel has
    b) because a), they might chose to license some parts of the CPU rather than develop it themselves.


    The real Problem is how expensive that stuff and researching new stuff has become in the last couple of years...

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