After the initial introductions, Ajit stood up and gave a short speech celebrating the first silicon coming out of Fab 8 in Malta, New York, as announced that morning - the first wafers squeaked into 2011 as promised, coming out of the line on 27th December; and we can expect the first 20-nm silicon in June. He also spoke of the recent management changes and plans for $3 Bn capex for 2012 revealed in an interview the same day, bringing the total capex for the last three years to almost $12 Bn, showing their commitment to stay the course in the industry. He emphasised that "GLOBALFOUNDRIES is not just Dresden", and that the former Chartered Semi fabs in Singapore were contributing significantly to GloFo's bottom line.
|Ajit Manocha at GLOBALFOUNDRIES' CES reception|
|28-nm and 32-nm AMD Llano Wafers from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab1 in Dresden|
|GloFo shot of Fab 8 clean room - note the hard hats and hand-carried FOUPs!|
|Aerial shot of GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Fab 8 in Malta, New York|