Tam Harbert, Freelance Journalist
Rumors are swirling about a deal with Apple for GlobalFoundaries. The already successful foundry may be poised for even bigger success.
Last year GlobalFoundries surpassed United Microelectronics Corp. in revenue, becoming the second largest foundry in the world, behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. While unlikely to catch up to TSMC anytime soon (TSMC's $17 billion in 2012 revenue is four times GF's $4 billion, according to research firm IHS), GlobalFoundries has been quite successful.
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