Because of its renewed focus on specialized process technologies and competition, GlobalFoundries has opted to reconsider its plans concerning its Fab 11 located near Chengdu, China. Rather than offer mature bulk fabrication technologies, the manufacturing facility will focus on FD-SOI and other differentiated processes. In addition, GlobalFoundries and its partners from China are now revising their timeline for the fab, removing parts of the project to accelerate straight into its second phase of deployment. Fab 11 was/is built as a partnership between GlobalFoundries and the Chengdu municipality. The original plan for the Chengdu fab included two phases with an aggregated capacity of approximately 1,000,000 wafers per year when both operate at full capacity. The first phase was to start operations in 2018 and process around...

Change of Strategy: A New GlobalFoundries CEO in Dr. Thomas Caulfield

In a surprising move, GlobalFoundries has announced that its CEO is stepping down. Sanjay Jha, who lead the world’s second largest foundry for four years, was in the past...

15 by Anton Shilov on 3/15/2018

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