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GlobalFoundries Builds 565,000 Square Foot 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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  • A Bad Day
    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
    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
    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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  • uglynerdman
    Jobs in "Malta" sorry aint the most lucrative place to go for engineers, but im shure they will go because of getting paid in Euros and the lower pay from Murika. I wish Global foundries luck. Theyre a privately held company a spin off amd and have no reason to have massive changes constantly or getting sacked by corporate vips like amd is. Still itd be nice to see an ipo from them, i mean theyre going into the mobile chip biz, thats gotta yield some dividends.
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  • esrever
    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
    uglynerdmanJobs in "Malta" sorry aint the most lucrative place to go for engineers, but im shure they will go because of getting paid in EurosIt says Malta, New York in the sub-heading
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  • Malta is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States.
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  • "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
    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
    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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