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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry Semiconductor foundry
Founded 2 March 2009
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Key people
Sanjay Jha (CEO)
Products Silicon wafers
Revenue US$4.26 billion (2013) [1][2]
Number of employees
18,000[3]
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 23, 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.[4]

The firm manufactures integrated circuits in high volume mostly for semiconductor companies such as AMD, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics. It has five 200 mm wafer fabrication plants in Singapore, and two 300 mm fabrication plants each in Germany and Singapore, as well as a new 300 mm fabrication plant in Malta, Saratoga County, New York in the United States scheduled to begin volume production in 2013.[5]

Sanjay Jha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GlobalFoundries.[6]

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.[7]

Fabrication facilities[edit]

300 mm fabrication facilities[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 25,000 300 mm diameter wafers per month.[5][8]

Module 1 is a 300 mm 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 200 mm fab producing 30,000 Wafer Outs Per Month (wopm), but has now been converted into a 300 mm wafer fab. Together they have a maximum full capacity of 80,000 of 300 mm wafers/month. (180,000 200 mm 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 50,000 300 mm wafers/month. (112,500 200 mm wafers/month equivalent), using 130 to 40 nm technology.[5]

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.[5][9] It has a maximum full capacity of 60,000 of 300 mm wafers/month. (More than 135,000 200 mm wafers/month equivalent)

  • Technology: 28 nm and below.

200 mm fabrication facilities[edit]

All 200 mm fabs are located in Singapore, and originally owned by Chartered Semiconductor.[10]

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.[10]

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.[10] It has a maximum full capacity of 54,000 of 200 mm 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.[10] It has a maximum full capacity of 34,000 200 mm 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.[10] It has a maximum full capacity of 45,000 200 mm wafers/month, using 180 to 110 nm technology.

Mergers and Acquisitions[edit]

Merger with Chartered Semiconductor[edit]

The majority investor of GlobalFoundries, Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co., announced on September 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.[11]

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

Acquisition of IBM's chip-manufacturing unit[edit]

In October 2014, GlobalFoundries received US$1.5 billion from IBM to accept taking over IBM's chip-manufacturing business unit, including a 200 mm fab in Essex Junction, Vermont, and a 300 mm fab in East Fishkill, New York. As part of the agreement, GlobalFoundries will be the sole provider of IBM's server processor chips for the next 10 years. The deal closed on July 1, 2015.[12][13]

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BurlingtonFreePress.com
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:16:44 -0700

In a statement Wednesday, GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha said his company had reinforced its long-term commitment to investing in "R&D" for technology leadership" with the IBM deal, which keeps most of the former IBM employees in Essex Junction on ...
 
The Saratogian
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:22:30 -0700

“Today we have significantly enhanced our technology development capabilities and reinforce our long-term commitment to investing in R&D [research and development] for technology leadership,” GlobalFoundries chief executive officer Sanjay Jha said in a ...
 
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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:03:45 -0700

(Photo: Free Press file). 7 CONNECT 24 TWEET 3 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Day one for former IBM Essex Junction under GlobalFoundries after the semiconductor giant completed acquisition of one of Vermont's largest private employers.

Albany Times Union

Albany Times Union
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 21:36:50 -0700

Schaghticoke. GlobalFoundries by the end of the year will add 600 jobs to its workforce at the Malta semiconductor plant, a top company official said Thursday. Mike Russo, GlobalFoundries' senior manager, U.S. government relations & regulatory affairs ...

Poughkeepsie Journal

The Journal News | LoHud.com
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:15:00 -0700

ALBANY – An agreement last October for IBM to pay GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor manufacturing facilities in East Fishkill and Vermont for $1.5 billion is expected to close on July 1, sources familiar with the negotiations said. The ...
 
Seeking Alpha
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:26:15 -0700

The deal was originally announced last October. Big Blue is paying GlobalFoundries $1.5B to take its chip manufacturing unit and related obligations off its hands. GlobalFoundries will be IBM's "exclusive semiconductor processor technology provider for ...

EE Times

EE Times
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:21:07 -0700

GRENOBLE, France — The appearance of Gerd Teepe, director and design engineering at GlobalFoundries, at a CEA-Leti-sponsored FD-SOI workshop here has confirmed, once again, rumors surrounding the company's upcoming “big announcement” ...
 
IHS Electronics360
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:52:58 -0700

Globalfoundries Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced it can supply physical design kits (PDKs) and access to standard cell libraries for customers to design on its 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET manufacturing process. Meanwhile Intel has certified that ...
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