Peter Clarke, EE Times
(05/07/2010 6:25 AM EDT)
DRESDEN, Germany — GlobalFoundries Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), already at the start of building a $5 billion wafer fab in New York state, appears to be getting ready to announce further expansion plans to help it profit from strong demand for foundry manufacturing services.
Additional expansion would also help GlobalFoundries compete with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), which recently announced plans to build a third 300-mm gigafab capable of 100,000 wafer starts per month. The fab, to be located in the Central Taiwan Science Park, will support 28-nm processes and cost $3 billion, according to reports.
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