Our host for the day and the first speaker was Rutger Wijburg, vice president and general manager of Fab 1. A former NXP guy who joined GlobalFoundries with effect from Oct. 1, 2011, Wijburg has been sorting out some of the problems that struck GlobalFoundries 28-nm manufacturing in Dresden during 2011. To the visiting journalists he gave a passionate speech that touched on the importance of retaining manufacturing in Europe.
Rutger Wijburg, vice president and general manager of Fab 1 for GlobalFoundries
Wijburg also spoke about progress made at the wafer fab in the production of
28-nm silicon and the increase of the manufacturing capacity through a
$3 billion expansion plan to bring up a 12,000 square foot cleanroom known as the Annex (see Dresden fab could host 20-nm, 450-mm wafers)
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More details of the Fab 1 complex, formerly Fab 30 and Fab 36 belonging to Advanced Micro Devices Inc.