If Apple owned capacity at a fab, it would give the company the kind of control over both design and chip manufacturing that Intel has.
Formed in 2009, the joint partnership of STMicro and Ericsson was never profitable as top customer Nokia lost market share to Apple and Samsung.
After visiting an Intel plant in Arizona earlier this year, Obama is taking his made-in-America chip tour to upstate New York.
AMD's former manufacturing operation, which was spun off recently by the chipmaker, launches on Wednesday as "Globalfoundries."
The structure of the AMD manufacturing spinoff deal has changed. Company cites "changing economic times" as the reason.
The chipmaker's spinoff Globalfoundries is preparing to take on world's largest chipmakers.
A man whose name is nearly synonymous with the world's largest chipmaker transformed the company's manufacturing process and anticipated Intel's need to diversify, but failed to pull it off.
The Foundry Company gets the green light to go forward from the U.S. government.
At 45 nanometers, the silicon-on-insulator foundry services promise chip designs that are faster or use less power, but the technology isn't cheap.
Advanced Micro Devices has options to ease out of manufacturing joint venture.