Could AMD switch its manufacturing from TSMC to Samsung?

There are rumours going around that AMD is considering switching its chip manufacturing to Samsung. Given that pretty much all its recent successes, from Ryzen to Navi, have come from a close partnership with its current manufacturing partner, TSMC, that’s got our attention. But how likely is it really that it could ditch the Taiwanese chip maker, and what’s in it for AMD?

As the global semiconductor crunch grinds on, the major fabless companies—those without the sort of silicon manufacturing capability of a company like Intel—are fighting over limited wafer capacity so that they can continue to sell products with volume. The biggest of these companies by far is Apple. 

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