GlobalFoundries says it plans to build a $2 billion R&D facility at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, NY. The new Technology Development Center (TDC) will span more than 500,000 sq. ft of "flexible space" for various technology development and manufacturing activities, including cleanroom and lab space. Construction is planned to begin in early 2013 and completed in late 2014.
The TDC will focus on a variety of semiconductor development and manufacturing work "to support the transition to new technology nodes," and development of "innovative capabilities to deliver value to customers beyond the traditional approach of shrinking transistors," according to the company. Broadly speaking, the TEC is planned to be a collaborative space to develop "end-to-end solutions covering the full spectrum of silicon technology," from EUV lithography photomasks to new interconnect and packaging technologies enabling 3D chip stacking, "and everything in between."
Solid State Technology | Volume 56 | Issue 1 | January 2013