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Globalfoundries Gets New U.S. Chief

By - Source: Heise.de | B 6 comments

Globalfoundries has appointed Rutger Wijburg to oversee the operation of its Fab 8 in Malta, New York.

Wijburg remains in charge of Fab 1 in Dresden as well and is tasked with bring the know-how generated in Dresden to New York and accelerate the production ramp.

The executive joined Globalfoundries in 2011 from NXP Semiconductors, where he was responsible for the company's seven wafer fabs. The promotion puts Wijburg in charge of the entire high-end chip production at Globalfoundries, the world's second largest chip foundry. He will share his time between Dresden and Malta, media reports in Germany said.

Fab 8 is Globalfoundries third and newest fab and has been constructed for a total cost of almost $9 billion. The fab's capacity is estimated at 60,000 300 mm wafers per month with chips being produced in 28 nm and development for 20 and 14 nm chips. Fab 8 is expected to employ about 1,800 people, while Fab 1 currently employs 3,500 permanent and 350 temp workers.

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    Gundam288 , November 29, 2012 9:24 PM
    I still don't think GloFo will let Apple use the fab for it's self.
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    southernshark , November 29, 2012 10:23 PM
    Gundam288I still don't think GloFo will let Apple use the fab for it's self.



    It is a business. Of course they would let Apple use it for themselves, IF Apple were willing to pay to do so.
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    Gundam288 , November 30, 2012 1:36 AM
    southernsharkIt is a business. Of course they would let Apple use it for themselves, IF Apple were willing to pay to do so.

    no, you don't understand. Apple wanted to use the WHOLE fab just for Apple. And GloFo said "no".
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    unksol , November 30, 2012 1:52 AM
    Quote:
    It is a business. Of course they would let Apple use it for themselves, IF Apple were willing to pay to do so.


    Apple wouldn't even WANT to use this FAB. Did even read the story? It's in the US.
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    ta152h , November 30, 2012 6:41 AM
    When I read this, I thought the guy was going to spend a lot of time on vacation on that infamous island in the Mediterranean, rather than Malta, New York (and I live in the state of New York). Just an FYI for anyone else confused by it.

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    pliskin1 , December 1, 2012 5:11 AM
    ta152hWhen I read this, I thought the guy was going to spend a lot of time on vacation on that infamous island in the Mediterranean, rather than Malta, New York (and I live in the state of New York). Just an FYI for anyone else confused by it.

    I live less than an hour from Fab 8. Nothing in this article confused me =)