Photos: Inside AMD's German fab

Photos: Inside AMD's German fab

Summary: The first tool hook-up in Advanced Micro Devices' Fab 36 clean room took place in December 2004. The total cost of the chip fabrication plant in Dresden, Germany, is expected to come to $2.

TOPICS: Processors

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  • Robot on the ceiling

    The robot on the ceiling track is carrying a Forward Opening Unified Pod (FOUP), moving wafers from one section of the fab to another.

  • Packing the wafers for transport

    This will be loaded onto one of the robots that handle wafer distribution and can conduct the task with less disruption than humans.

  • Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?

    The government of Saxony is subsidizing part of the cost of the fab. Here, German government officials and AMD execs attend the groundbreaking ceremony in 2003.

Topic: Processors

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