GlobalFoundries Fab 1 plant in Dresden, Germany
Yet the most interesting fact we took away from this announcement is that GlobalFoundries' overall 32nm production ramp has significantly outpaced its previous 45nm technology ramp. In the past five quarters, the fabrication giant has produced more than double the amount of 32nm wafers than it did with 45nm process technologies, despite the integration of significantly more complex elements in 32nm process technologies.
“In just one quarter, we were able to see more than a doubling of yields on 32nm, allowing us to exit 2011 having exceeded our 32nm product shipment requirements. Based on this successful ramp of 32nm HKMG, we are committed to moving ahead on 28nm with Globalfoundries,” said Rory Read, AMDs president and chief executive officer.