GlobalFoundries this week started construction of a brand new fab in Singapore in a bid to expand the supply of chips made using its speciality process technologies. The company and its partners will co-invest $4 billion in the new production facility that will start ramping up production in 2023.
The new Fab will feature 250,000 square feet (23,000 square meters) of cleanroom space and will process around 450,000, 300-mm wafers per year (approximately 37.5 thousand wafer starts per month) using a variety of technologies, such as those used to build RF, analogue power, non-volatile memory solutions. The new fab will employ over 1,000 of engineers and technicians. When the fab is completed, the whole GlobalFoundries campus in Singapore will process over 1.5 million 300-mm wafers per year.