Volgens Wall Street City zijn (naast Motorola) ook Hyundai en Infineon (de halfgeleider divisie van Siemens) geÔnteresseerd in het uitbesteden van produktiecapaciteit aan AMD's Fab30 in Dresden:
Last week, Chang Seock Han, senior vice president in the strategic planning office of the semiconductor group of Hyundai Electronics Industries Co. Ltd., said he would be traveling to AMD's Dresden opening ceremony to look over the plant and that a deal between Hyundai and AMD was a possibility.
However, Hyundai's situation is complicated by the fact that it has put plans for two wafer fabs in the U.K. on hold. The developments, in Scotland and Wales, stalled when Hyundai and LG Semiconductor, now merged, were hit by the Asian economic crisis in 1998.
Ulrich Schumacher, president and CEO of Infineon, said that because of the improving semiconductor market, building or acquiring a fab in the Dresden area in which to install 300-mm wafer processing equipment was becoming a priority. Of AMD Fab 30 Schumacher said, "If it's cheap enough perhaps we should buy it."