LONDON – Globalfoundries Inc., the foundry that is majority owned by an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, has said that its newly constructed cleanroom in New York and a cleanroom extension in Dresden have both had the first chip making equipment installed.
At Fab 1 in Dresden, Germany, Globalfoundries is adding capacity to take the fab to 80,000 wafers per month and work at 45-nm and below.
Fab 8 is a new wafer fab campus under construction at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. The company said it moved into the Admin 1 office building and broke ground on the Admin 2 building last week. With the fab now ready for equipment Globalfoundries will begin populating about 300,000 square feet of cleanroom aiming for an eventual total output of approximately 60,000 wafers per month. Fab 8 is expected to begin running wafers in 2012 with volume production in 2013 using 28-nm manufacturing processes and below.
"By completing these massive construction projects on schedule and on budget, we are continuing to deliver on our commitment to being the only truly global foundry," said Aji Manocha, Globalfoundries interim CEO.
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