GlobalFoundries reveals R&D costs for process technology

Posted on Friday, Oct 02 2009 @ 18:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
GlobalFoundries shared some information about how much it costs the develop new process technology and how much it costs to build new fabs:
The stakes are indeed huge. The R&D costs for process technology are expected to climb from $310-to-$400 million for the 90- to 65-nm nodes, to $600-to-$900 million for the 45- to 32-nm nodes, to $1.3 billion for the 22- to 12-nm nodes, he said.

A fab is expected to run from $2.5-to-$3.5 billion for the 90- to 65-nm nodes, to $3.5-to-$4 billion for the 45- to 32-nm nodes, to $4.5-to-$6 billion for the 22- to 12-nm nodes.


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