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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015


Contradictions stalk former AMD chief

Hector Ruiz, now at the center of a Silicon Valley scandal, was quick to rail against Intel's alleged unscrupulous business practices.

By October 28, 2009


Former AMD chief linked to Galleon case

Hector Ruiz, the former CEO and chairman of Advanced Micro Devices, has been linked to the insider-trading case, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

By October 27, 2009


Mystery AMD executive in insider-trading case

An unnamed AMD executive is cited repeatedly in the government's complaint charging six people with securities fraud.

By October 22, 2009


Charges swirl around insider trading on Intel, AMD deals

A complaint by the government details how an executive from Intel Capital and one at McKinsey & Company allegedly participated in an insider-trading ring.

By October 19, 2009


Moore's Law limit hit by 2014?

The high cost of semiconductor manufacturing equipment is making continued chipmaking advancements too expensive, threatening Moore's Law, according to iSuppli.

By June 16, 2009


AMD appoints new chairman, closes plant deal

Chipmaker appoints Bruce Claflin as its new chairman as it completes deal to spin off manufacturing operations.

By March 2, 2009


AMD extends deadline for Abu Dhabi spin-off vote

After failing to get a quorum, Advanced Micro Devices extends the deadline to next week for shareholders to vote on the proposed spin-off of its manufacturing business.

By February 11, 2009


AMD chipmaking spinoff gets OK from U.S.

The Foundry Company gets the green light to go forward from the U.S. government.

By January 6, 2009


AMD cites $70 million in fourth-quarter costs

In addition to restructuring costs, chipmaker expects layoffs to total 600 in the fourth quarter.

By December 29, 2008