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Thursday, 01 September 2011 17:10

New York GloFo fab starts production mid 2012

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Construction complete ahead of schedule
We had a chance to talk to many Globalfoundries’ executives, including Norm Armour, Vice President of Fab 8, who told us that the construction of Glofo’s Malta fab was finished two months ahead of schedule and that they have already got some equipment in.

The test production will start toward the end of the year and the production is scheduled for middle of 2012. The interesting part is that GloFo has already hired some 500 people and they plan to hire additional 500 when they get closer to production.

We also got confirmation that the small business and service companies are opening in order to support this huge factory. A lot of employees and college graduates come from the region as IBM has been making chips for many years in Fishkill, New York.

Malta Fab in New York starts with 32nm and 28nm and it will move to 20nm by 2013 with full production by 2014.
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0 #1 saneblane 2011-09-01 18:49
Amazing, the added capacity and the amount of money behind glofo, is going to improve the industry and soon most clients like Amd and Nvidia would only be behind intel by a few months in process technology.
 
 
-2 #2 dan+mr.sucker=amdfagbots 2011-09-02 09:16
Quoting saneblane:
Amazing, the added capacity and the amount of money behind glofo, is going to improve the industry and soon most clients like Amd and Nvidia would only be behind intel by a few months in process technology.


Sadly - you wrong
You clearly have no clue that amount of fabs wont make them faster tech process do you?
And by the way - all this GloFo is arabs property,amd sold it,they to poor to keep them,so they only producing chips,tech processes still made by Nvidia and amd in they labs,not in GloBo factories.And amd will be behind as far as always from Intel - at least few years,nobody can match Intel,only if they become to lazy like in P4 times
amd will always be behind Intel,get used to it amd fagies :D
 
 
-2 #3 The_Countess 2011-09-02 09:45
Quoting dan+mr.sucker=amdfagbots:
Sadly - you wrong
You clearly have no clue that amount of fabs wont make them faster tech process do you?


no hes completely right.(and you are wrong... pretty much about everything in your post) you see, the more fabs you have, the more money a new, smaller production process will save for you. and you only have to develop it once for all your factories.
so with more factories you can spend more money developing the new process and still make money.
and the result of that extra money is a quicker switch-over, closer behind Intel.

the number of factories was the one of the main reasons Intel was always ahead of the curve. (high margin products the other)
 
 
-1 #4 The_Countess 2011-09-02 09:52
Quoting dan+mr.sucker=amdfagbots:
tech processes still made by Nvidia and amd in they labs,not in GloBo factories


so is that why nvidia was blaming TSMC for their failures? because nvidia developed the process?

let me end this conundrum for you. TSMC develops the tech process as will GloFo, and then gives the libraries as to how it works to their clients so they can design chips for it. (that goes in parallel btw to save time)

look, if you don't know the first thing about how this industry works... don't comment on it.
 

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