In 2009 people hoped the arabs would pour endless oil billions into GF to catch up in processnode and technology progress. It didnt happend. Instead GF turned into what it is, a foundry business that needs to make profit to its arab owners. I think some of us still remember how much hype there was about GF in the start. It was another rotten dream. AMDs recent payment to get out of the GF contract shows the truth. For everyone else but Intel, there is essentially only TSMC. And thats where AMD hope to get its future CPUs made. GF couldnt even lift that task. GF is about 4 years behind technology wise. And here we dont just talk processnode. TSMC is between 2½-3 years behind.