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Globalfoundries Gets New U.S. Chief

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
    I still don't think GloFo will let Apple use the fab for it's self.
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  • southernshark
    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
    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
    9432474 said:
    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
    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
    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 =)
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