GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 7 Is for Sale

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  1. cageymaru

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    According to industry sources, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is looking for a buyer for its 12-inch Fab 7 in Singapore. "Samsung and China-based chipmakers through third-party investment funds are potential buyers, according to the speculation."

    Industry observers said it would easier for GLOBALFOUNDRIES to sell its facilities piecemeal than the entire company in one single deal, if the foundry house were indeed seeking an exit strategy.
     
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    oh dear just looked in my pocket and found 50p and a sticky toffee. think im a billion or so short. think i read there was a shortage of fabs, but is it economic to run and up to date.
     
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    There's a massive demand for 200 and 300 mm fabs and equipment. We're building up a small research facility here (150 mm) and the lead times on tools are massive because there's such demand. I wouldn't be surprised if this fab gets snatched up very rapidly.
     
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    Don't do it, AMD.
     
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    Yaknow I was just thinking that. Probably best to not go back down that dark path again....
     
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    Kyle needs to buy it. [H]ardfoundry.
     
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    They spun off their fabs many years ago, AMD has no stake in this.
     
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    He means buy it, not sell it
     
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    What I don't get is this.

    There is a massive demand for production capacity. How come Globalfoundries are making such a mess of it. With this type of demand they should be making money hand over fist....
     
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    AMD is doing better than they were, but I doubt they have the capacity to rebuy the foundries they spun off years ago. Those things are expensive.

    They need to reinvest in getting their GPU's competitive again and to cement the position of their CPU's first.

    Only way I see something like this happening is if they suddenly sense a threat to their ability to produce the non-core (memory controller, I/O, etc) chiplets. This seems highly unlikely though.
     
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    so they just sold a similar FAB as this one for sale for.. $236 million?? thats gotta be an OLD production line then
     
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    I have no idea their financial situation and whether or not this is a strategic contraction to get to the core of their expertise. I believe the fab in question is MEMS focused? Also, as mentioned just above, they may be selling fabs that have much older processes that are in need of healthy capital to modernize (even on 300mm, which has been around for a while now).
     
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    look at the about 8.10 mark theres a nice view of a wafer and what happens to them. its a nice video on how theyre manufactured.[/QUOTE]
     
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    It should say 300mm. Obviously an author thought they had to convert it not knowing 200mm, 300mm, 450mm are industry standard sizes and shouldn't be represented in imperial measurements.
     
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