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mike655mm
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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
mike655mm   11/29/2011 1:16:27 AM
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Not real surprising. A few billion here and a few billion there and, before you know it, it adds up to really big money. New Fabs are REALLY expensive these days.

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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
bearchow   11/26/2011 3:10:26 PM
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The way the economies going, the only companies viable to invest in will be companies like ones that make toothpaste and toilet paper. Commodities that people need even in the midst of deep economic collaps. Pesky Varmint

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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
wilber_xbox   11/26/2011 10:16:43 AM
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Will the hiring spree of GF come to a halt now with the slew of bad news? Abu Dhabi seems like a strange choice to build a fab. Wouldn't they have to recruit in-mass from other countries if they go ahead and build fab in Abu-Dhabi.

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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
DrFPGA   11/25/2011 8:11:43 PM
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What would anyone put $ in a semiconductor facility these days. Better to invest in something that will make a profit. Follow Abu-Dhabi's lead and by a few entertainment companies with a good library of popular movies...

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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
Kinnar   11/25/2011 10:45:26 AM
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It was a very good opportunity Abu-Dhabi had but unfortunately the country will have to either wait for that dream to come true it they may completely loose that if the economic conditions still goes worsen.

yusufjamal
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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
yusufjamal   11/25/2011 4:55:48 AM
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AMD moving to TSMC for 28 nm APU,shows that GlobalFoundries in which they have 11% voting rights is not fit for 28 nm process node. Need of hour for GF is to first fix their existing process to be competitive rather than opening new shops.

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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
SiliconAsia   11/24/2011 7:14:11 PM
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Roger, Do you have $ to buy Global foundries? If not, welcome to free market capitalism.

RogerMel
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re: Globalfoundries Abu Dhabi wafer fab postponed, says report
RogerMel   11/24/2011 6:34:53 PM
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Let's send our technology and jobs to yet another country where the people have dislike for us...Hey Global foundaries, what's it like to be "owned".



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