By Peter Clarke, EETimes Europe
February 16, 2017
Globalfoundries Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has said it will invest in increasing its manufacturing capacity both at existing wafer fabs and by building a 300mm wafer fab in China through a joint venture with the Chengdu Municipality.
The joint venture is Gexin (Chengdu) Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Co, Ltd. and is being built to satisfy Chinese and global demand for company's 22FDX 22nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FDSOI) manufacturing process, Globalfoundries said.
Neither the value of capital expenditure globally nor in China, nor the time-scale were revealed. Similarly Globalfoundries' share in the joint venture was not disclosed. Globalfoundries is a private company owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through Mubadala Development Company, the emirate's national wealth fund.