Interview with Globalfoundries

Posted on Friday, Apr 17 2009 @ 02:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs had an interview with Globalfoundries' vice president of manufacturing systems Tom Sonderman, you can read it over here.
X-bit labs: It is rather well known that the vast majority of chips are produced using rather mature process technologies, e.g. 65nm and older. However, the first bulk process tech Globalfoundries will launch is 32nm tech. Isn’t such a plan too ambitious?

Tom Sonderman: We don’t believe so. 32nm bulk silicon is already running in Dresden and we’ll be ready to accept customer designs later this year with an aggressive production ramp in 2010. We have proved time and time again (90nm, 65nm, 45nm) that we can adopt leading-edge technologies at mature yields as well or better than anyone else in the industry. We expect this trend to continue with 32nm.

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