The German government is still considering a request from AMD to export microprocessor production technology developed and used in AMD’s Dresden factory to Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore. The proposed technology transfer is part of a process technology and manufacturing partnership that includes Chartered Semiconductor. Initially, AMD had planned to move the 90-nm production technology to Singapore as well as research and development of the 65-nm semiconductor generation. German officials feared the loss of around 1000 highly qualified jobs. AMD said the German government’s fears are unfounded. “At no time did we intend to reduce jobs in Dresden and move them to Singapore,” an AMD spokesperson said. The chip manufacturer said its intent was to create additional capacity in a rapidly growing market. Dresden will remain AMD’s “core location,” the spokesperson added.

The German government is still considering a request from AMD to export microprocessor production technology developed and used in AMD’s Dresden factory to Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore. The proposed technology transfer is part of a process technology and manufacturing partnership that includes Chartered Semiconductor. Initially, AMD had planned to move the 90-nm production technology to Singapore as well as research and development of the 65-nm semiconductor generation. German officials feared the loss of around 1000 highly qualified jobs. AMD said the German government’s fears are unfounded. “At no time did we intend to reduce jobs in Dresden and move them to Singapore,” an AMD spokesperson said. The chip manufacturer said its intent was to create additional capacity in a rapidly growing market. Dresden will remain AMD’s “core location,” the spokesperson added.