Globalfoundries, the former manufacturing arm of AMD, is expecting to roll out its
32nm bulk process technology later this year. This will enable the foundry to manufacture chips for third-party customers in 2010.
Globalfoundries, the manufacturing joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Advanced Technologies Investment Company, plans to obtain bulk 32nm process technology already this year and be in position to manufacture chips to its third-party customers in 2010. If the company is successful, then the new contract maker of semiconductors will quickly find itself competitive against large contract makers, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or United Microelectronics Corp.
IBM, who is heading technology development of technologies in its bulk process alliance, has already produced first experimental SRAM chips using 32nm process technology in Q4 2008 and currently it is expected that its partners, including Globalfoundries, will be ready to produce 32nm chips in Q1 2010.