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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Semiconductor foundry
Founded 2 March 2009
Headquarters Santa Clara, California
Key people Sanjay Jha (CEO)
Products Silicon wafers
Revenue US$ 4.56 billion (2012) [1]
Employees 13,000 [2]
Parent ATIC
Website www.globalfoundries.com

GlobalFoundries (stylized as GLOBALFOUNDRIES) is a semiconductor foundry with its headquarters located in Santa Clara, California. GlobalFoundries was created by the divestiture of the manufacturing arm of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on March 2, 2009, and expanded through the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor on January 13, 2010. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is the owner of the company through its subsidiary Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). On March 4, 2012, AMD announced they divested their final 14% stake in the company, which concluded AMD's multi-year plan to divest its manufacturing arm.[3]

The firm manufactures integrated circuits in high volume mostly for semiconductor companies such as AMD, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics. It has five 200mm fabrication plants in Singapore, and two 300 mm fabrication plants each in Germany and Singapore, as well as a new 300mm fabrication plant in Malta, Saratoga County, New York in the United States scheduled to begin volume production in 2013.[4]

Sanjay Jha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GlobalFoundries.[5]

Overview[edit]

As of 2012, the firm owned eight fabrication plants. Fab 1 is in Dresden, Germany. Fabs 2 through 7 are in Singapore, and a new plant, Fab 8, will be operational in the United States in 2012. These sites are supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.[6]

Fabrication facilities[edit]

300mm fabrication facilities[4][edit]

Globalfoundries Fab 1 in Dresden

Fab 1[edit]

Fab 1, located in Dresden, Germany is a 364,512 m² plant which was transferred to GlobalFoundries on its inception: Fab 36 and Fab 38 were renamed Module 1 and Module 2, respectively. Each module can produce 25,000 300mm diameter wafers per month.[4][7]

Module 1 is a 300mm wafer production facility. It is capable of manufacturing wafers at 65 nm and 45 nm for use in AMD CPUs, APUs, and future 32 nm SOI HKMG silicon. Module 2 was originally named "(AMD) Fab 30" and was a 200mm fab producing 30,000 Wafer Outs Per Month (wopm), but has now been converted into a 300mm wafer fab. Together they have a maximum full capacity of 80,000 of 300mm wafers/month. (180,000 200mm wafers/month equivalent), using technologies of 45 nm and below.

Fab 7[edit]

Fab 7, located in Singapore, is an operational 300 mm Fab, originally owned by Chartered Semiconductor. It produces wafers at 130 nm to 40 nm on bulk CMOS and SOI processes. It has a maximum full capacity of 50,000 300mm wafers/month. (112,500 200mm wafers/month equivalent), using 130 to 40 nm. technology.[4]

Fab 8[edit]

Fab 8, located in Luther Forest Technology Campus, Saratoga County, New York, USA is a new 300 mm Fab. This fabrication plant was previously named Fab 4x when it was still part of AMD. It is a new 20 nm wafer plant. The plant's construction began in July 2009 and the company started mass production in 2012.[4][8] It has a maximum full capacity of 60,000 of 300mm wafers/month. (More than 135,000 200mm wafers/month equivalent)

  • Technology: 28 nm and below.

200mm fabrication facilities[edit]

All 200 mm fabs are located in Singapore, and originally owned by Chartered Semiconductor.[9]

Fab 2[edit]

Fab 2 is located at Singapore capable of manufacturing wafers at 600 to 350 nm for use in selected automotive IC products, High Voltage power management IC and Mixed-Signal products.[9]

Fab 3/5[edit]

Fab 3/5 is capable of manufacturing wafers at 350 to 180 nm for use in High Voltage IC's for small panel display drivers and mobile power management modules.[9] It has a maximum full capacity of 54,000 of 200mm wafers/month, using  : 350 to 180 nm technology.

Fab 3E[edit]

Fab 3E produces 180 nm wafers for use in selected automotive IC products, High Voltage power management IC and Mixed-Signal products with embedded non-volatile memory technology.[9] It has a maximum full capacity of 34,000 200mm wafers/month, using 180 nm technology .

Fab 6[edit]

Fab 6 is a full copper fab that is capable of highly integrated CMOS and RFCMOS products for applications such as Wi-Fi / Bluetooth at 180 to 110 nm processes.[9] It has a maximum full capacity of 45,000 200mm wafers/month, using 180 to 110 nm technology.

Merger with Chartered Semiconductor[edit]

The majority investor of GlobalFoundries, Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co., announced on Sept. 6, 2009, that it has agreed to acquire Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., for a total of $3.9 billion, with Chartered's operations being folded into GlobalFoundries.[10]

Chartered Semiconductor is a member of the Common Platform, IBM's semiconductor technology alliance. GlobalFoundries is a JDA partner of Common Platform Technology Alliance.

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Coordinates: 37°24′55″N 121°58′28″W / 37.415293°N 121.974448°W / 37.415293; -121.974448


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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:07:30 -0700

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