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Global Foundries open to making Chips for ARM

and nVidia too

By Sean Kalinich from Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:58 CDT

According Jon Carvill, Head of Communications at Global Foundries, the new company will be willing to make chips for everyone including nVidia and ARM. At least that is what he told Sylvie Barak at the Inq.

Carvill also feels this will help fabless firms to overcome the tight grip that TSMC has on the market. Global Foundries is looking to move to 32nm as quickly as possible to get ahead of TSMC and makes the claim that they are better at "serving the needs of multiple customers"

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Global Foundries open to making Chips for ARM

Carvill, talking to the INQ, noted the manufacturing firm would be open to working with the likes of Nvidia and ARM despite AMD being its first, and number-one, customer.

If all goes according to Lost and Foundry's master plan, fabless firms which have formerly had to rely on the TSMC Taiwanese monopoly will now be able to lean on the Abu Dhabi/AMD venture as a counterbalance.

"There is high confidence in the technology," he said, waxing lyrical about the company's "bleeding edge" automated precision manufacturing (APM).



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