Governments pressuring TSMC to "do something about it" really goes to show how out-of-touch they are. That's like telling governments to just make covid disappear. Yeah, ok, I'll just snap my fingers and suddenly all the world's problems are gone... Although I think keeping GF would have helped pay AMD's bills better than the FX series, I'm sure Ryzen would not be what it is today if they still kept GF. AMD wouldn't have had the money to invest in 7nm. Without that, I don't think they'd be cramming 64 cores on a single package. What surprises me is that a company like Apple or Sony didn't buy GF. It would be financially advantageous for either company to do so, and both of them could afford to upgrade facilities (or build a new one). Had Sony bought GF, AMD likely would have cut a deal with them, since they both depend on each other.