Santa Clara, Calif., March 19, 2018 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has appointed Dr. Ronald Sampson as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s leading-edge 300mm semiconductor wafer manufacturing facility (Fab 8), located in Saratoga County, N.Y.
Sampson, who is an accomplished leader with 30 years of industry experience, will lead the operations of one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor fabs, supporting a wide range of customers designing chips on advanced 14nm FinFET and 7nm FinFET technology platforms. Sampson replaces Dr. Thomas Caulfield, who was recently appointed as GF’s chief executive officer.
“Fab 8 is a true manufacturing success story and proof that innovation is alive and well in the U.S. semiconductor industry,” Caulfield said. “I am committed to capitalizing on the significant investments we have made to build Fab 8 into a trusted partner for our leading-edge customers. Ron is an experienced leader and an integral member of the Fab 8 team. I can think of nobody better to lead the next era of growth at Fab 8.”
Sampson joined GF in August 2014 as the vice president of program management at Fab 8. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at STMicroelectronics where he held a variety of progressive leadership positions in technology development, manufacturing, operations and program management within both ST and with the IBM-led Joint Development Alliances.
Prior to his time with ST, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Hudson, Mass. Advanced Semiconductor Development facility.
Sampson holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit www.globalfoundries.com.