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2/21/2017 08:00 AM EST
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emesdoublee
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Mubudala actually posts the Glofo results publicly
emesdoublee   2/23/2017 1:59:15 PM
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Quite interesting to note that Mubudala actually posts their full financial results. It shows what everyone knows which is that GlobalFoundries is bleeding like a stuck pig.

https://www.ft.com/content/e20152e0-09ae-393d-9785-688435488f98

5 Billion Dh = 1.25 Billion USD in loss for first half of 2016 for GloFo!

Hey Khaldoon Al Mubarak, why do you put up with such incompetence and disaster?

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Re: Liarfoundries is at it again
Violoncelles   2/22/2017 7:31:54 AM
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1st) I think this is childish to call them Liarfoundries instead of their real name GlobalFoundries or their nickname Glofo.

2nd) Do not mix PD-SOI (Partially Depleted SOI) which is used on RF applications since years and where IBM microelectronics was very successful and FD-SOI (Fully Depleted -SOI) which is a more recent technology aimed for IoT applications where thanks to the back-gating (electrode under the BOX) , transistors can be switched from high speed to low leakage and the other way round.

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Re: Liarfoundries is at it again
Horus   2/22/2017 7:09:18 AM
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Well , if Glofo wants more cash from their investors, they have to generate new ideas.

The billions that came with their 3rd CEO (in 2014) could very well be running low by end of the year.

So I guess the recent China and RF SOI articles quantify as new ideas / directions and will be included in the new foundry 3.0 proposal for the oil rich investor's consideration for more billions in investments.

Personally..... I'm envious of Glofo.

 

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Re: Liarfoundries is at it again
emesdoublee   2/22/2017 1:40:51 AM
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What is the deal with all these glofo articles. I mean if IBM was just doing so great, why did they have to pay glofo 1.5 Billion to dump all these fabs onto them. Here is my latest theory. Glofo is on life support. Therefore, they have gone into dart board mode. Just start throwing a bunch of darts until one hits the bullseye. What is the market potential for this process node? Since they are private, they don't have to back anything up with real data. They just seem to be all over the map with no focus. TSMC is the gold standard. Glofo is just a little ankle biter to them. I think all these fdsoi, rfsoi, and the rest is just a bunch of noise. I think that place is ran by clowns. The chief clowns being Mubudala Corp thar is wrapping wafers in dollars as they head out the door.

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Re: wafer size
rick merritt   2/22/2017 12:24:21 AM
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Sorry about the typo, folks. Of course it was 300mm.

I'm not sure anybody ever used 30mm wafers ;-)

paul.jhnson
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Liarfoundries is at it again
paul.jhnson   2/21/2017 5:26:01 PM
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Liarfoundries is bragging about the technology they had no part in developing (since they are not capable) but grabbed right out of IBM in a fire sale. Sadly, the way that Liarfoundries is managed today, it wouldn't surprise me if company, especially East Fishkill, didn't last long enough to profit from that technology. It is big waste to give Liarfoundies this technology, since their management will probably screw it all up, and in the end send it over to their new and cheap factory in China. Liarfoundies is a big money losing business afterall,  and 5G might take a long long time, before it gets big volume.

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Re: wafer size
Knuckles0   2/21/2017 3:15:31 PM
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300mm is a standard wafer size

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Re: wafer size
radiog33k   2/21/2017 11:33:21 AM
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yes this is 300mm...not 30mm

TanjB
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wafer size
TanjB   2/21/2017 11:02:39 AM
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30mm?  Typo?

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