Rumors about an IPO for GlobalFoundries have been circulating for quite some time. Bloomberg reports a final decision has yet to be made, and the company's plans could still change.
GlobalFoundries is backed by Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Co. Mubadala had started preparations for a U.S. IPO of the company and is in discussions with potential advisers, Bloomberg News reported in April.GlobalFoundries was founded in 2009, when Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala bought the manufacturing facilities from AMD, and combined them with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing. Initially, it was a joint-venture but AMD's dire financial position left it with no other choice than to become a fabless chip designer.
A representative for GlobalFoundries declined to comment. Mubadala didn’t respond to a request to its general inquiry email outside regular business hours while a representative for Morgan Stanley didn’t immediately have a comment.