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Wednesday, 01 September 2010 21:24

Globalfoundries to triple in four years

Written by Fuad Abazovic


GTC 2010: Big plans, big promises
Globalfoundries VP of marketing Jim Ballingall announced today that Globalfoundries is a $4 billion revenue company, and that the company plans to double its capacity in the next two years.

This is not all as they plan to triple in next four years. Currently the Dresden fab is Globalfoundries’ biggest operational fab with the most advanced technology. These guys are making 45nm chips and soon they will start churning out 32nm chips as well.

They will be able to produce 80,000 wafers a month as the new part of the fab comes online. The Singapore fab is producing 21,000 wafers and they can ramp up to 50,000 wafers mostly in 65nm which is important for wireless, car and other industries that don’t need the leading edge. The company’s upcoming New York fab should start making chips in 2012 and the new fab should be able to produce 60,000 wafers in 28nm or below.

The plan is to more than double 300mm capacity in the next two years and most likely to make a lot of money in the foundry market over the same period.
Last modified on Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:47

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+11 #1 jimbo75 2010-09-01 23:05
I think you missed a billion there Fuad, cuz for sure they are making more than $4. :P
 
 
+5 #2 thetruth 2010-09-02 00:23
Quoting jimbo75:
I think you missed a billion there Fuad, cuz for sure they are making more than $4. :P


Damn, and there I was, checking Google Finance for their share price.
 
 
+19 #3 The_Countess 2010-09-02 01:43
with production numbers like that you're starting to go into Intel territory.

that would mean similar economies of scale, and that would mean simular R&D budgets. which in turn would mean GF should be coming a lot closer to intel's production process schedule.
and that will mean AMD will as well.

which can only be good news for anybody buying a CPU.
 
 
0 #4 nele 2010-09-02 10:48
Quoting jimbo75:
I think you missed a billion there Fuad, cuz for sure they are making more than $4. :P


My bad, thanks for pointing it out. :-*
 
 
0 #5 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-02 14:59
Quoting The_Countess:
which can only be good news for anybody buying a CPU.


Hopefully... although, if AMD wants to grow, their prices will also go up, so I doubt the consumer will have to gain from that. Take a look at the graphics market, while Cypress is overall cheaper at its current level of performance as GTX280/285 was in its time and place, they still are high, and HD6000 will probably be a tad higher.

I don't want AMD to be the underdog all the time, but if they will play at the same level intel does, it will mean higher prices.
 
 
0 #6 GrumpyOldMan 2010-09-09 16:49
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The further away the future is, the brighter it looks.
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