Tech Industry

AMD, UMC team on chip design

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices said Monday that it will work with Taiwanese foundry United Microelectronics Corp. to develop processes for making chips using larger, 12-inch wafers. The two companies said they will implement the technology at a joint manufacturing facility in Singapore that is set to open in 2005.

UMC said it will also use the technology at its other facilities, including a Taiwanese plant that is already in volume production using the 12-inch wafers.