The staff were laid off after GloFlo decided not to bother with 7nm and to stick with the current cutting-edge 14-nanometre chips, GlobalFoundries was able to reduce its research and development expenses significantly.
Intel is building a $7 billion chip factory known as Fab 42 outside of Chandler, Arizona that is expected to make 7-nanometre chips eventually, and former GlobalFoundries workers that had been part of the 7-nanometre team at Fab 8 would be valuable to Intel as it gets its Fab 42 up and running.
According to LinkedIn that over the past year, dozens of former GlobalFoundries employees have found a home with Intel.
One of those who made the jump to Intel is Jason Gross, a former spokesman for GlobalFoundries who had previously had a similar job at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. Gross, who is well-versed in semiconductor technology, was named director of technology marketing at Intel in April.