GlobalFoundries: We are building on Dresden
August 03, 2009 //
I am an American, and I am now living here in Dresden. This is my second assignment here, following a two year stint nearly 10 years ago. I have worked for the past nearly 20 years for Advanced Micro Devices. AMD is one of only two companies left in the world that design and build microprocessors.
What are we (and I) doing here? The answer is simple. While microprocessors are the most complicated things ever built by man, the plants that build them are the most expensive to build and the most complicated to run of any plants anywhere. A chip factory today can easily cost $4 billion or more, and require over 1,000 highly trained engineers and several hundred technicians to operate. These are the reasons AMD (and I) have been here in Dresden for over 10 years.
AMD and the government here in Germany have consistently found a way to help AMD access the capital to build its factories here. Through several generations of chips and factories, combinations of loans from the government entities, loan guarantees that have helped AMD line up bank financing, and grants for R&D and job creation and training. AMD has been able to access the capital to build two technologically leading chip plants here in Dresden. This type of help was not then available in the United States and without this help, the world would have only one company left that designs and builds microprocessors.All news
Dark clouds over lighting business: Osram announces massive job cuts
July 30, 2014
Amidst the decline of conventional illuminants like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, lighting manufacturer Osram ...
Trillion Sensor Summit program set for Munich
IoT: sensor fusion or confusion?
Next-gen HiFi competition takes place in the car
Rohde & Schwarz acquires IT security company
Pure lithium anode promises more efficient rechargeable batteries
July 29, 2014
Researchers at Stanford University claim to have designed a pure lithium anode that could lead to the prospect of smaller, ...
Is a room temperature superconductor possible?
High-temperature superconductivity discovery paves way for energy superhighways
BMW invoke fast battery chargers to spark EV sales
- New Linear Regulators Solve Old Problems
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
- Dual 13A μModule Regulator with Digital Interface for Remote Monitoring & Control of Power
InterviewCEO interview: China, not Apple, is way to go, says mCube CEO
Ben Lee, CEO of MEMS startup mCube, explains why he wants to spend $37 million on being a supplier of sensors to Chinese ODMs and avoiding a design win with Apple or Samsung.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.