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GlobalFoundries says it needs to build a new fab to compete

Malta, May. 14, 2018 – 

GlobalFoundries would ideally like to build a second computer chip factory in Malta that would make 3 nanometer computer chips in order to keep pace with foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

New GlobalFoundries CEO Tom Caulfield, who used to run GlobalFoundries' current Fab 8 factory in Malta, told EE Times in a story published Monday that GlobalFoundries needs to build another fab, although the location and technology node have yet to be determined.

In addition to Malta, Germany is an attractive option, especially because the government there offers generous subsidies that cover a quarter of the capital costs of a new fab.

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