Some call it co-opetition (collaborative competition), some call it keeping your enemies close. Others call it for what it is, unfair competition and/or other types of legally actionable behavior. GlobalFoundries calls it “Fab Syncing”, which in reality will SINK their FABS!
“With this new collaboration, we are making one of the industry’s strongest manufacturing partnerships even stronger, while giving customers another platform to drive innovation in mobile technology. Customers using this new offering will gain accelerated time to volume production and assurance of supply, and they will be able to leverage significant learning from the foundry industry’s first high-volume ramp of HKMG technology at 32nm in H1 2011,” said Jim Kupec, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Globalfoundries.
Unfortunately Jim Kupec no longer works for GlobalFoundries and Samsung may be one of the reasons why.
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