Even though GlobalFoundries' Fab 2 in New York is still a couple of years from completion, the new foundry is already making plans for a third fab. GlobalFoundries chairman Hector Ruiz said Fab 3 will be in the planning stages very soon, but few other details are available yet.
“Globalfoundries is meant to be the world’s leading competitor in this space. It is our [aim] to turn into a true global player. We truly expect that the fab 3 will be in the planning stages very soon,” said Hector Ruiz, chairman of Globalfoundries, on the sidelines of the groundbreaking of the fab 2.
Fab 2 is designed to manufacture microprocessors and logic products on 300mm wafers. Initial production is expected to ramp at the 28nm technology node in 2012 and move to volume manufacturing on the 22nm node.