eeNews -- April 15, 2019
By Peter Clarke
eeNews Europe caught up with Thomas Morgenstern, the managing director of Globalfoundries' operations in Dresden, Germany, and found a semiconductor executive with a remit to broaden the company's approach to multiple markets.
In 2017 when Morgenstern arrived to run Globalfoundries' operations in Dresden, the fab had three major customers responsible for most of the demand at the fab. When one of those customers put a block on further orders it was time to look at the bigger picture and other opportunities, Morgenstern told eeNews Europe.
Morgenstern had come from Robert Bosch in Reutlingen, Germany, where he had been responsible for chip manufacturing. "My experience of ASICs and MEMS there [Reutlingen] means I know you can earn a lot of money with mature manufacturing processes," Morgenstern said.
This also helped make Morgenstern a good fit for Globalfoundries in 2018 when under new CEO Thomas Caulfield Globalfoundries was wrestling with the decision to pull out from competing at the leading-edge.
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