I don't think Globalfoundries was behind project Azalea because they already had plans for the expansion (Fab8-2). If TSMC makes chips for Apple, then it would make sense that they manufacture in the US. Example of competitor: Samsung in Austin.
@GoGoGeek, I agree with you. I don't think GF is behind in project Azalea because they are already planning to establish R&D center in New-york. If they were really lagging in the project then they would not have thought about new expansion plans.
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