Globalfoundries: Graphics Processors with 32nm and 28nm
Globalfoundries, AMD's own manufacturing company is working hard to attract new customers and has a rather aggressive technology roadmap. The company will offer 32nm bulk technology suitable for graphics processors and going forward it will add 28nm tech as well as high-k metal gate.
The 28nm process comes in a low power flavor and a high performance flavor. The low power process, which is the one the cellular industry will be interested in, uses silicon oxynitride, and the high performance 28nm process uses high-k metal gate. The low-power process will be the first to kick off with initial production in Q1 2010.
Close to 70% of our addressable market is in California alone with a number of other key customers in Europe. PC platform technologies (CPUs, GPUs), wireless, game consoles and telecom are a few examples of markets we’re targeting, said Mr. Sonderman
Being a contract maker of chips, Globalfoundries will naturally be able to make products for many companies, including Microsoft, Nvidia and Qualcomm.