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rwik78
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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
rwik78   6/20/2012 12:26:01 AM
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GF has postponed fab plans in Abu Dhabi, where ATIC (their prime investor and stakeholder) is based. My guess is that would take maybe another 5-8 years depending on GF profits and global semiconductor economy. Doubt any expansion plans in India makes sense. In India: Design, yes, semi manufacturing? There is no ecosystem, no local technicians, and infra is a disaster. So I dont think that makes any sense whatsoever.

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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
SiliconAsia   6/19/2012 5:01:08 PM
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GF is losing a lead customer AMD at 28nm to TSMC and we have not heard that anyone iso back-filling the Dresden fab yet! As foundry sales cycle is long and technology bring-ups are tedious, it will be a while when GF can be back on track if they can....

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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
wilber_xbox   6/19/2012 2:45:22 PM
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I had heard that GF has put the expansion in Germany on hold following the bad economic conditions in Europe and GF's own financial problems. So, this visit is just a pre-committed journalist's visit or GF is back on track?

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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
krisi   6/19/2012 1:31:11 PM
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Great pics from inside the fab Rick...pretty rare...although I can't say I learned anything from them ;-)...Kris

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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
Peter Clarke   6/19/2012 11:22:07 AM
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The bad news Sufia is that when I asked GlobalFoundries people about whether stories that linked the company to the Indian fab plan process they said they have no idea where these stories come from. As to the power supply issue, I don't think that is a problem. In Dresden GlobalFoundries runs its own power station to run the plant and puts the excess electricity it produces into the German grid. I can imagine the same set-up could be created in India. However, access to enormous volumes of water might be an issue.

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re: Slideshow: GlobalFoundries in Dresden
stippu   6/19/2012 3:14:39 AM
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Great pictures of the inside of a fab, Peter. Looking at this, reminds me back to the plant that Flextronics had set up here ( it was not a fab but am OEM unit and that was one of the firsts we had in the Indian southern city of Chennai. ANd, that took a long time to build too, to the necessary specs. And, when we in India keep talking about setting up a fab, I can just about imagine the time it is going to take and will we ever be able to maintain the quality. Right from clean water to stable electricity, there is a problem in every city ( with 1-2 hr power cuts in every city even today).. and we talk about setting a world class fab. Sure,it is a dream and we like to dream big but... all players, including the government have to really pull it off, in a big way and I mean really big way. Lets wait and see. These pictures set me thinking how we, in India can do it.. and the operative word is when.

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