X-bit Labs heard that Globalfoundries has cancelled its 32nm bulk process technology with HKMG, instead the company will proceed directly to 28nm HKMG manufacturing technology.
“All of our efforts around next-gen graphics and wireless are focused on 28nm with HKMG and we no longer have a 32nm bulk process. We removed this off our roadmap due to lack of customer demand as most are making the jump from 40/45nm right to 28nm,” said Jon Carvill, the head of public relations at Globalfoundries.
Earlier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of semiconductor, decided to scrap plans for its 32nm bulk process technology, which caused several companies to reconsider their own roadmaps. TSMC’s 32nm bulk fabrication process did not feature HKMG and was largely considered as shrink of the company’s 40nm fabrication process.