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GLOBALFOUNDRIES (stylized as GLOBALFOUNDRIES) is a semiconductor foundry headquartered in Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara, California
, United States. GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
was created by the divestiture of the manufacturing arm of Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices
(AMD) on March 2, 2009, expanded through the acquisition of Chartered Semiconductor
Semiconductor
on January 23, 2010, and further expanded through the acquisition of IBM
IBM
Microelectronics on July 1, 2015. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Emirate of Abu Dhabi
is the owner of the company through its subsidiary Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). On March 4, 2012, AMD announced they divested their final 14% stake in the company, which concluded AMD's multi-year plan to divest its manufacturing arm.

The firm manufactures integrated circuits in high volume mostly for semiconductor companies such as AMD, Broadcom , Qualcomm
Qualcomm
, and STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics
. It has five 200 mm wafer fabrication plants in Singapore
Singapore
, one 300 mm fabrication plant in each of Germany and Singapore, and three fabrication plants in the United States: one 200 mm fabrication plant in Vermont
Vermont
(where it is the largest private employer) and two 300 mm fabrication plants in New York .

Sanjay Jha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GlobalFoundries.

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview

* 2 Fabrication facilities

* 2.1 300 mm fabrication facilities

* 2.1.1 Fab 1 * 2.1.2 Fab 7 * 2.1.3 Fab 8 * 2.1.4 Fab 10

* 2.2 200 mm fabrication facilities

* 2.2.1 Fab 2 * 2.2.2 Fab 3/5 * 2.2.3 Fab 3E * 2.2.4 Fab 6 * 2.2.5 Fab 9

* 3 Mergers and acquisitions

* 3.1 Merger with Chartered Semiconductor
Semiconductor
* 3.2 Acquisition of IBM\'s chip-manufacturing unit

* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

OVERVIEW

As of 2015, the firm owned ten fabrication plants. Fab 1 is in Dresden
Dresden
, Germany. Fabs 2 through 7 are in Singapore. Fabs 8 through 10 are in the northeast United States. These sites are supported by a global network of R"> Globalfoundries Fab 1 in Dresden
Dresden

Fab 1

Fab 1, located in Dresden
Dresden
, Germany is a 364,512 m² plant which was transferred to GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
on its inception: Fab 36 and Fab 38 were renamed Module 1 and Module 2, respectively. Each module can produce 25,000 300 mm diameter wafers per month.

Module 1 is a 300 mm wafer production facility. It is capable of manufacturing wafers at 40nm, 28 nm BULK and 22 nm FDSOI. Module 2 was originally named "(AMD) Fab 30" and was a 200 mm fab producing 30,000 Wafer Outs Per Month (wopm), but has now been converted into a 300 mm wafer fab. Together they have a maximum full capacity of 80,000 of 300 mm wafers/month. (180,000 200 mm wafers/month equivalent), using technologies of 45 nm
45 nm
and below.

In September 2016, GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
announced Fab 1 would be refit to produce 12 nm fully depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) products. The company expected customer's products would begin to tape out in the first half of 2019.

Fab 7

Fab 7, located in Singapore
Singapore
, is an operational 300 mm Fab, originally owned by Chartered Semiconductor
Semiconductor
. It produces wafers at 130 nm to 40 nm on bulk CMOS and SOI processes. It has a maximum full capacity of 50,000 300 mm wafers/month (112,500 200 mm wafers/month equivalent), using 130 to 40 nm technology.

Fab 8

Fab 8, located in Luther Forest Technology Campus , Saratoga County, New York , United States is a new 300 mm fab. This fabrication plant was constructed by GF as a green field fab for advanced technologies. It is capable of manufacturing 14 nm node technology. The plant's construction began in July 2009 and the company started mass production in 2012. It has a maximum manufacturing capacity of 60,000 of 300 mm wafers/month, or the equivalent of over 135,000 of 200 mm wafers/month. In September 2016, GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
announced it would make a multibillion-dollar investment to refit Fab 8 to produce 7 nm FinFET parts starting in the second half of 2018. The process is planned to initially use deep ultraviolet lithography , and eventually transition to extreme ultraviolet lithography .

* Technology: 28 nm and 14 nm. 7 nm planned.

Fab 10

Fab 10, located in East Fishkill, New York , United States, was previously known as IBM
IBM
Building 323. It became part of GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
operations with the acquisition of IBM Microelectronics. It currently manufactures technology down to the 22 nm node.

200 MM FABRICATION FACILITIES

All 200 mm fabs except Fab 9 are located in Singapore
Singapore
, and originally owned by Chartered Semiconductor
Semiconductor
.

Fab 2

Fab 2 is located at Singapore
Singapore
capable of manufacturing wafers at 600 to 350 nm for use in selected automotive IC products, High Voltage power management IC and Mixed-signal products.

Fab 3/5

Fab 3/5 is capable of manufacturing wafers at 350 to 180 nm for use in high voltage IC's for small panel display drivers and mobile power management modules.

Fab 3E

Fab 3E produces 180 nm wafers for use in selected automotive IC products, High Voltage power management IC and Mixed-Signal products with embedded non-volatile memory technology.

Fab 6

Fab 6 is a full copper fab that is capable of highly integrated CMOS and RFCMOS products for applications such as Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
/ Bluetooth
Bluetooth
at 180 to 110 nm processes.

Fab 9

Fab 9, located in the village of Essex Junction, Vermont
Vermont
, United States, near Vermont's largest city of Burlington , became part of GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
operations with the acquisition of IBM Microelectronics. The fab manufactures technologies down to the 90 nm node and is the largest private employer within the state of Vermont. The site also hosts a captive mask shop , with development efforts down to the 7 nanometer
7 nanometer
node.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

MERGER WITH CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR

The majority investor of GlobalFoundries, Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co., announced on September 6, 2009, that it has agreed to acquire Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. , for a total of $3.9 billion, with Chartered's operations being folded into GlobalFoundries.

Chartered Semiconductor
Semiconductor
is a member of the Common Platform , IBM
IBM
's semiconductor technology alliance. GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
is a JDA partner of Common Platform Technology Alliance.

ACQUISITION OF IBM\'S CHIP-MANUFACTURING UNIT

In October 2014, GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
received US$1.5 billion from IBM
IBM
to accept taking over IBM's chip-manufacturing business unit, including a 200 mm fab (now Fab 9) in Essex Junction, Vermont, and a 300 mm fab (now Fab 10) in East Fishkill, New York. As part of the agreement, GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
will be the sole provider of IBM's server processor chips for the next 10 years. The deal closed on July 1, 2015.

SEE ALSO

* List of semiconductor fabrication plants

REFERENCES

* ^ “.” January 13, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017. * ^ "GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fast Facts". Retrieved 6 August 2015. * ^ By Nathan Donato-Weinstein, Silicon Valley Business Journal. “ GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
moving HQ to Santa Clara, leases 165K sq. ft. building.” March 12, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2016. * ^ Shimpi, Anand Lal. " GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
Granted Independence, Acquires Remaining Stake from AMD". AnandTech. Retrieved 8 December 2012. * ^ A B C D "Manufacturing". Retrieved 6 August 2015. * ^ " GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
Hires Mobile-Industry Veteran Sanjay Jha as CEO". bloomberg.com. 7 January 2014. * ^ "GLOBALFOUNDRIES Unveils Industry\'s First 28nm Signoff-Ready Digital Design Flows" (Press release). 13 January 2011. * ^ "404". Retrieved 6 August 2015. * ^ Kampman, Jeff (8 September 2016). " GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
adds a 12-nm node to its FD-SOI roadmap". TechReport. Retrieved 16 September 2016. * ^ GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
Saratoga County, New York, USA Archived 10 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Shilov, Anton (3 October 2016). "GlobalFoundaries Updates Roadmap". Anandtech. Retrieved 3 October 2016. * ^ Kampman, Jeff (15 September 2016). " GlobalFoundries
GlobalFoundries
skips the 10-nm node on the way to 7-nm FinFETs". TechReport. Retrieved 16 September 2016. * ^ A B "Jim Doyle". Retrieved 6 August 2015. * ^ Bolaji Ojo, EE Times. “ATIC to buy, fold Chartered into GlobalFoundries.” September 7, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2015. * ^ By Alex Barinka and Alan King, Bloomberg. “ IBM
IBM
to Pay Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Chip Unit.” October 20, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2015.

EXTERNAL LINKS