Glofo and TSMC’s row might drag down semiconductor industry
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Analysts concerned

The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.

GlobalFoundries tries to ban TSMC from US
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:49

GlobalFoundries tries to ban TSMC from US


Could stop the TSMC products coming into the country

GlobalFoundries has sued larger rival TSMC for patent infringement, seeking to stop the defendant’s customers including Apple from importing affected products to the United States and Germany.

GloFo flogs 300mm fab in New York to ON
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:03

GloFo flogs 300mm fab in New York to ON


If they can make chips there, they can make them anywhere

Globalfoundries and ON Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semi to acquire a 300mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York.

AMD Polaris 30 GPU made at both GlobalFoundries and Samsung
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GloFo's 12LP and Samsung's 11LPP

According to details that have surfaced after the launch of the new Radeon RX 590 refresh, it appears that AMD is sourcing the "new" Polaris 30 GPU from both GlobalFoundries and Samsung.

Wafer price rises hit foundry firms
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Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:09

Wafer price rises hit foundry firms


Massive demand for chips

The price of silicon wafers is set to rise by as much as 20 percent this year because of increasing demand from the automotive and other sectors.

Glo-Fo sauces up with FD-SOI
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Monday, 18 December 2017 12:10

Glo-Fo sauces up with FD-SOI


Aiming for the car market

Globalfoundries will have its 12-inch wafer fabs in Dresden, Germany, focus on using FD-SOI process technology to fabricate automotive chips for the European market.

Globalfoundries improves EUV yield
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:32

Globalfoundries improves EUV yield


Migration to EUV lithography going well

Globalfoundries has improved its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask yield rate to nearly 65 percent and made progress in its movement to EUV lithography.

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:57

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018


Volume shipments in early 2019

It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.

Samsung, Intel and Globalfoundries woo HiSilicon
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Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier

HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.

Zen 2 shapes up for 2019
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Saturday, 30 September 2017 20:11

Zen 2 shapes up for 2019


12nm after 2018 and 7nm for 2019

It looks like it will be 12nm for RyZen's successor in early 2018 and in 2019 AMD is planning Zen's 2 core 7nm based Matisse follow up