AMD’s German plant inflicts wounds on rival Intel

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AMD's German plant inflicts wounds on rival Intel

A sprawling computer chip factory near the war-scarred German city of Dresden is forcing a shift in momentum in the battle between two U.S. technology superpowers.

Advanced Micro Devices’ $2.5 billion plant houses a collection of high-tech manufacturing tools and automation processes that industry experts say rivals or beats those of the company’s much larger archenemy, Intel.

From that factory, which started producing microprocessors in 2000, AMD is waging a war of manufacturing efficiency to grab market share. Experts say the Sunnyvale, California, company has turned the corner on a history of missteps, opening up its best-ever opportunity to take on the industry leader.

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