GlobalFoundries Increases AMD 32nm Shipments by 80%

It appears that the foundry is now making progress as it stated in a press release that it has increased AMD 32 nm processor shipments by 80 percent between Q3 and Q4 of last year. According to GlobalFoundries, 32 nm chips now represent a third of AMD's product mix.

After the hiccup, the foundry is apparently quite interested in further expanding its business. The company said that it is planning on spending about $3 billion to fund an expansion of its facilities in Singapore, Germany and New York. Among the production successes are the manufacturing of chips for IBM at its Fab 8 in New York as well as the production of 28 nm ARM Cortex-A9 chips that run at up to 2.5 GHz.

Last week, rumors emerged that GlobalFoundries may be in talks of acquiring DRAM maker Promos, which would give the company production capability in Taiwan and the ability to cater to the Chinese market.

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  • bak0n
    otacon72Be nice if AMD was out in front of something instead of almost WAY behind..

    Discrete graphics. Nuff' said.
  • aznshinobi
    To those who think Ivy will make a huge difference, it won't. At most gives you that PCI 3.0 support you guys were craving for, but other than that. It's just a die shrink of Sandy Bridge, it's a nice feat, but not a huge leap.
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  • ragenalien
    Good for AMD, now they might be able to actually make a profit with their cpu's.
  • billj214
    I wonder if Global Foundries will produce it's own CPU and provide some competition, I would bet they get on the ARM bandwagon in the near future! :)
  • memadmax
    Just feed them more rice cakes and they will be pumpin out more chips in no time...