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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.
Hector Ruiz, now at the center of a Silicon Valley scandal, was quick to rail against Intel's alleged unscrupulous business practices.
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.
An unnamed AMD executive is cited repeatedly in the government's complaint charging six people with securities fraud.
A complaint by the government details how an executive from Intel Capital and one at McKinsey & Company allegedly participated in an insider-trading ring.
The high cost of semiconductor manufacturing equipment is making continued chipmaking advancements too expensive, threatening Moore's Law, according to iSuppli.
Chipmaker appoints Bruce Claflin as its new chairman as it completes deal to spin off manufacturing operations.
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.
The Foundry Company gets the green light to go forward from the U.S. government.
In addition to restructuring costs, chipmaker expects layoffs to total 600 in the fourth quarter.