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Intel could buy GlobalFoundries

Intel could buy GlobalFoundries

For the older generation, GlobalFoundries is no stranger. In fact, you could say it’s part of CPU history. Before this industry-shattering trend of touting fabless companies, it was AMD’s foundry. Following AMD’s financial difficulties in late 2008 and early 2009, the company’s physical processor production business was sold to investment funds to form GlobalFoundries. Today the company is 100% owned by Mubadala Technology, a fund domiciled in Abu Dhabi. foundry semi-conductor According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel is currently in talks with Mubadala Investment to acquire GlobalFoundries.

With GlobalFoundries, Intel Foundry Services would immediately gain momentum…

If GlobalFoundries is not at the forefront of production processes (the most observant will notice that the takeoff of AMD corresponds to the moment when the reds left GF for TSMC), Intel has other ambitions with this project. The blue ones are now looking, under the impulse of their new boss, to improve their chip manufacturing capabilities as part of the IDM 2.0 strategy. As we talked about, the project is to produce chips for others. That’s why the Intel Foundry Services (IFS) division has been set up.



For the moment there are still many obstacles and nothing says that this project will be completed. If the outcome is positive, it would in any case be the biggest acquisition in Intel’s history. At the same time, GF is continuing to expand the capacity of its manufacturing sites in the United States and Germany. An ambitious project for a new factory in Singapore is also underway. Coincidentally for Intel, which is looking to set up a factory in Europe, GF has a unit in Germany…


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