1. cageymaru

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 7 Is for Sale

    According to industry sources, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is looking for a buyer for its 12-inch Fab 7 in Singapore. "Samsung and China-based chipmakers through third-party investment funds are potential buyers, according to the speculation." Industry observers said it would easier for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to...
  2. cageymaru

    AMD Reported Its Q4 and Annual 2018 Financial Results

    AMD has reported its Q4 2018 and annual 2018 financial results. The Q4 revenue was $1.42B, with earnings of 8 cents per share; an increase of 6% y/y. This missed Wall Street estimates of $1.44 billion in revenue. AMD reported that the growth was driven by the Computing and Graphics segment...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    GlobalFoundries Spins Off Custom ASIC Division

    Yesterday, GlobalFoundries announced the formation of Avera Semiconductor, made up of what used to be GlobalFoundries' Custom ASIC Business. Interestingly, the new company claims it will offer clients "access to alternate foundry processes at 7nm and beyond." In spite of previous promises that...
  4. cageymaru

    Department of Defense Seeks American Foundries for Cutting Edge Process Nodes

    Policy makers at the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned with the current American landscape of innovative DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundries partners. The US government would prefer that sensitive chips for military applications be created here in America. IBM was entrusted to perform...
  5. cageymaru

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES Throws in the Towel on 7nm FinFET Process Development

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) has placed an indefinite hold on the development of a 7nm FinFET program and is instead focusing on 14/12nm FinFET. GF is also reducing their workforce by 5%. This leaves only Intel, TSMC, and Samsung to develop the most cutting edge processes. "Lifting the burden of...
  6. DooKey

    Samsung Foundry Business Growing Slower Than Market Average

    Samsung's foundry business isn't growing as fast as they would like and according to TrendForce it's well below the market average of 7.1% growth. Lack of growth could be because their memory based process isn't ideal for foundry business. Regardless, if Samsung wants to catch up with the...
  7. FrgMstr

    Making of AMD RYZEN Videos

    If you would like to see a bit of detail of how wafer handling works at GlobalFoundries, we did some cover back in 2011 while they were doing material transport testing. And if that interests you, we spent a full day in the GloFlo production facility itself while it was being built. Just...
  8. cageymaru

    Global Foundries to skip 10nm and go directly to 7nm.

    Article. - SEMICON West - Globalfoundries Update Saw it on Reddit. Gary started the interview by pointing out that it has now been a year since the GlobalFoundries purchase of many of IBM's semiconductor assets and they have hit every commitment they made. They had a black eye...