GlobalFoundries, the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced it is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the construction of a new fabrication plant on its Singapore campus. In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and with co-investments from committed customers, GlobalFoundries’s more than USD 4 billion investment will play an integral role in meeting the growing demand for the company’s industry-leading manufacturing technologies and services to enable companies worldwide to develop and scale their business.
To meet the growing global demand for semiconductor chips, GlobalFoundries has planned capacity expansions at all its manufacturing sites in the US, Germany and, starting with the construction of phase one of its 300mm fab expansion, Singapore. When complete, it will add capacity for 450,000 wafers per year, bringing GF’s Singapore campus up to approximately 1.5 million (300mm) wafers per year.
The new fab will be the most advanced semi manufacturing facility in Singapore and will further enhance GlobalFoundries’ ability to provide its feature-rich RF, analog power, non-volatile memory solutions. GlobalFoundries is adding 23,000 square meters of cleanroom space and new administrative offices. The new fabrication plant will create 1,000 new high-value jobs such as technicians, engineers and more.
According to GlobalFoundries, its new facility in Singapore will support fast-growing end-markets in the automotive, 5G mobility and secure device segments with long-term customer agreements already in place.