Opinion: Winners, losers in ATIC-Chartered deal
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
(09/08/2009 7:03 PM EDT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As reported, Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co. (ATIC) said it has agreed to acquire Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., for a total of $3.9 billion, continuing its expansion into the contract wafer production business.
Chartered will be folded into GlobalFoundries, the former manufacturing division of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), floated as a separate entity earlier this year by ATIC. Pooling resources from Chartered and GlobalFoundries will enable the new company to better compete in the tough wafer supply industry with market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and others.
So who are the winners and losers in the deal? In my opinion, here's the winners and losers:
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