The US-based semiconductor manufacturer said that the 23,000m2 semiconductor facility will manufacture an additional 450,000 300mm wafers per year to increase GlobalFoundries Singapore’s total capacity to about 1.5 million 300mm wafers annually
GlobalFoundries (GF) has officially opened the $4bn expansion fabrication plant (fab) at its Singapore campus to grow its global manufacturing footprint to address the increasing customer demand globally for semiconductors.
The US-based semiconductor manufacturer said that the 23,000m² semiconductor facility will manufacture an additional 450,000 300mm wafers per year. This will bring GlobalFoundries Singapore’s total capacity to about 1.5 million 300mm wafers annually.
Besides, the new fab will create 1,000 high-value jobs in the country, of which 95% will include equipment technicians, engineers, and process technicians.
According to the American company, the new Singaporean fab will strengthen its ability to deliver product security and flexibility to customers across its manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and Asia.
GlobalFoundries president and CEO Thomas Caulfield said: “We are thrilled to ramp our operations at the Singapore expansion site. This site is instrumental in ensuring that we have the capacity our customers need as they seek to strengthen their supply chains.
“This new facility is the result of our close partnership with our customers and the Singapore government, and testament to the hard work and effort put in by our employees.”
GlobalFoundries started the construction of the new fabrication plant in June 2021. Within a year after that, the company moved the first tool into the semiconductor facility.
GlobalFoundries said that the new fab is equipped with the latest technologies and solutions for resource and waste management, water recycling and reuse, and improvement of overall energy efficiency.
Last month, GlobalFoundries extended a long-term agreement with Qualcomm under which the latter will procure more than $4bn worth of wafers from the former’s chip manufacturing plant in Malta, New York.