View Full Version : Globalfoundries announces first customer, STMicroelectronics

08-01-2009, 12:45 AM
<P>GlobalFoundries has, since the separation from AMD, taken several major steps toward becoming an establish semiconductor manufacturer. In the past it has made chips for AMD and ATI, nowadays the same company. In connection with the grand opening of its new manufacturing plant, Fab 2, it has announce its first third party customer. STMicroelectronics will move over to GlobalFoundries' 40nm LP (Low Power) technology. These chips are mainly designed for small and crowded spaces.</P><P>The new 40nm LP chips will be made at GlobalFoundries' Dresden fab while waiting for the new Fab 2 plant to become ready, due in 2012.&nbsp; It should be mentioned that STMicroelectronics also has contracts with UMC and TSMC, but the 40nm problems at TSMC has contributed to this new deal.</P>
<P>“With the addition of an industry-leader in low-power technology like STMicroelectronics we now begin to deliver on this vision. We look forward to harnessing our full capabilities for ST to provide best-in-class service in bringing their 40nm design innovation to life in high volumes and at mature yields.” </P></BLOCKQUOTE>
<P>At Anandtech they've summarized some of the information GlobalFoundries released at the Fab 2 ceremony, among others it shared some views on the future where it aims to become a competitor to TSMC and better match Intel's enormous manufacturing capacity.</P>
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<P align=center><IMG border=1 hspace=0 alt="" align=baseline src="http//www.nordichardware.com/image3.php?id=8469"><EM><FONT size=1>Rendering of GlobalFoundries&nbsp;Fab 2&nbsp;in Saratoga County, N.Y</FONT> </EM></P>