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GlobalFoundries Builds 565,000 Square Foot R&D Fab

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GlobalFoundries said it will be expanding its Fab 8 manufacturing campus Malta, New York with a $2 billion R&D fab.

The new Technology Development Center (TDC) will span 565,000 square feet over three stories, which will also include a 90,000 square foot clean room to help bring new technologies from research to development and ramp them into volume production.

TDC will create about 500 new jobs. GlobalFoundries also confirmed that it will be hiring 500 additional employees for its other manufacturing facilities in Malta. When TDC goes online in late 2014, the company expects to employ about 3,000 people at the Fab 8 campus. Construction of TDC will begin in spring of this year.

According to GlobalFoundries, TDC's goal is "to provide a collaborative space" to develop "end-to-end solutions covering the full spectrum of silicon technology, from new interconnect and packaging technologies that enable three-dimensional (3D) stacking of chips to leading-edge photomasks for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and everything in between."

As GlobalFoundries is trying to attract business to manufacture ARM-based processors, an on-site R&D fab should be able to create an ability for the company to keep the manufacturing evolution pace of especially Intel and Samsung and create incentives for customers to contract GlobalFoundries as a chip manufacturer.

 

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    blackjackedy , January 15, 2013 5:08 AM
    uglynerdmanJobs in "Malta" sorry aint the most lucrative place to go for engineers, but im shure they will go because of getting paid in Euros

    It says Malta, New York in the sub-heading
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    bennaye , January 15, 2013 1:43 AM
    A Bad DayNote for high school dropouts: Most of you aren't going to have a chance at the job...


    Thanks captain.
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    A Bad Day , January 15, 2013 1:24 AM
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    TDC will create about 500 new jobs. GlobalFoundries also confirmed that it will be hiring 500 additional employees for its other manufacturing facilities in Malta.


    Note for high school dropouts: Most of you aren't going to have a chance at the job...
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    bennaye , January 15, 2013 1:43 AM
    A Bad DayNote for high school dropouts: Most of you aren't going to have a chance at the job...


    Thanks captain.
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    joytech22 , January 15, 2013 1:54 AM
    A Bad DayNote for high school dropouts: Most of you aren't going to have a chance at the job...


    Most, but there are exceptions. (for those who carried out further direct study on their chosen profession)
    I wonder if AMD will eventually come back to GF or something..
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    esrever , January 15, 2013 4:42 AM
    Maybe they can actually get tech out the door that won't be 2+ years late now. Im not holding my breath tho.
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    blackjackedy , January 15, 2013 5:08 AM
    uglynerdmanJobs in "Malta" sorry aint the most lucrative place to go for engineers, but im shure they will go because of getting paid in Euros

    It says Malta, New York in the sub-heading
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 6:33 AM
    Malta is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 9:41 AM
    "As GlobalFoundries is trying to attract business to manufacture ARM-based processors,"

    Man, they're going to be pissed when low-power x86 parts from Intel end the ARM craze, right about the same time when this new fab opens.

    I'm starting to think that AMD loaded GF with their worst management before spinning them off.
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    Wisecracker , January 15, 2013 12:26 PM

    Good for GlobalFoundries and Luther Forest.

    It will be interesting to see how things shake out, not only at 28nm, but 20/22nm

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    Kami3k , January 16, 2013 9:43 PM
    uglynerdman *Drivel*


    So how does it feel to look like an massive idiot just because you couldn't read the headline?
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    Wisecracker , January 18, 2013 9:25 PM

    Not sure where I came across this ...


    Thanks to whoever it was :hello: 

    I don't know where GlobalFoundries fits in the big picture, but they have 190,000 300mm wafers/month 28/32nm-45nm and 189,000 200mm wafers/month, essentially 0.13-micron. That seems like quite a bit, but TSMC goes 650k starts/month. They look to be able to readily expand sales with available capacity for some interesting stuff (SOI and/or Bulk).

    And, the UAE simply is not going away. They've got the capital to invest. With infrastructure in place, and expanded education and training, they're eventually going big in Abu Dhabi with a new foundry. Probably a bit more exoctic than Malta with nicer golf courses. AMD was likely a big chunk of previous R&D, too, so GlobalFoundries had to step it up.

    Again .... Thanks to ATIC for investing in America. Youse New Yawkahs make us proud :D 






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    Anonymous , January 22, 2013 3:24 AM
    Why would ANY business build a new major facility in New York or Kalifornia or any other high-tax state???