Open for Business
GlobalFoundries, a joint venture between AMD and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) has been officially launched. In addition to manufacturing chips for AMD, the new foundry opens the door for a wide range of chip companies to gain early access to volume chip production using leading-edge technologies.
The Dresden cluster, the company’s current primary manufacturing facility, will be re-named Fab 1, with Module 1 initially focused on production of high-performance 45nm SOI technology. Jim Doran has been named senior vice president and general manager of Fab 1.
The company indicates it will continue its longstanding research and development collaboration with IBM, including membership in the IBM joint development alliance for SOI.