Both of Globalfoundries next two 300mm fabs are said to be ready for first phase tool install, though the foundry didn’t say when tool installations would begin. The Dresden, Germany fab, dubbed Fab1 campus is the second 300mm fab at its Dresden location and is expected to increase the overall output of the Fab 1 campus to 80,000 wafers per month once fully ramped, though timelines were not disclosed.
Globalfoundries also noted that its 300mm fab at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York, dubbed Fab 8 was also ready for tool install.
The foundry also said that it had moved into the facility’s Admin 1 office building, last week and broke ground on the Admin 2 building.
When fully built-out and ramped, Fab 8 is expected to be capable of a total output of approximately 60,000 wafers per month. The total facility, including cleanroom support infrastructure and office space, includes approximately 1.9 million square feet of space and is expected to come online in 2012 with volume production targeted for early 2013. Fab 8 will focus on leading-edge manufacturing at 28nm and below.
“The build-out of our 300mm manufacturing campuses in New York and Dresden is supporting growing customer demand for advanced technologies, while creating hundreds of jobs and providing a significant boost to the economies in the surrounding regions,” commented CEO Ajit Manocha, Globalfoundries. “By completing these massive construction projects on schedule and on budget, we are continuing to deliver on our commitment to being the only truly global foundry.”