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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I just blew everything on a shoelace factory; I shoulda waited. Damn impulse buys...

Yeah, I just cornered the market on uncels and doubled their price. A friend on Wall Street told me that millions of people around the planet would die without uncels, but it turns out he was talking about insulin, and now I gotta figure out how to unload these smelly shits. My porn costs are going through the roof housing these guys.

“Real men have fabs.”

I'm fabbing right now!
 
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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.


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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He means buy it, not sell it


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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FTA:

Globalfoundries has agreed to sell Fab 3E to fellow foundry company Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS). The transaction, valued at US$236 million, is expected to close on December 31, 2019.

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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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....

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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