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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 10:34

Globalfoundries might be a threat

Written by Nick Farrell



Company makes gains

While the world is more interested in the foundary operations of Samsung, Intel and TSMC, IC Insights claims that Globalfoundries is doing rather well.

Globalfoundries was named by IC Insights a top performer in the 2012 semiconductor industry, along with fabless chip giant Qualcomm. According to the research firm in its new report, Globalfoundries enjoyed a 31 per cent revenue increase in 2012, driven by "its success in attracting new IC foundry customers.

Globalfoundries did a deal to buy more than 1,000 sets of production equipment installed at the 12-inch wafer fab of Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies. ProMOS wanted to give up making RAM and go fabless. It also also disclosed that they are in talks to transfer the whole 12-inch plant as well as the existing employees stationed at the facility.

It is rumoured that Globalfoundries has landed a 28nm chip order from MediaTek, which normally contracts TSMC and UMC to manufacture its smartphones. Globalfoundries has laid out a roadmap for 2014 that includes 3D FinFET transistors at the 14nm process which makes it a contender in 2014.

Nick Farrell

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