GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of advanced technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. With the integration of Chartered in January 2010, GLOBALFOUNDRIES significantly expanded its capacity and ability to provide best-in-class foundry services from mainstream to the leading edge. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with manufacturing operations in Singapore, Germany, and a new leading-edge fab under construction in Saratoga County, New York. These sites are supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany, is the company's most advanced 300mm semiconductor manufacturing site with an overall investment of more than US$ 7 billion. Fab
1 employs about 3,000 highly trained engineers and specialists.
Fab 1 is one of the most productive and innovative wafer fabs in the world, manufacturing integrated circuits in 45/40nm and 32nm technologies. Preparation efforts for 28nm production are underway. Fab 1 is currently undergoing a significant capacity ramp up to 80,000 wafer starts per month. Upon its completion, the site is supposed to be the largest state-of-the-art wafer fab in Europe with a total cleanroom floor space of 52,000m².
With its expertise in semiconductor manufacturing and continuous commitment to research and development, GLOBALFOUNDRIES has helped to establish Saxony as the leading micro- and nanoelectronic cluster in Europe. At present, more than 44,000 people in 1,200 high-tech companies are employed in the greater region.
For more information see: http://www.globalfoundries.com