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GlobalFoundries opens $5b expansion fabrication plant in SG

The plant’s opening will create 1,000 new jobs.

GlobalFoundries has opened its 23,000 square metres expansion fabrication plant (fab) in Singapore.

In an announcement, the manufacturing company said its $5b-facility will create 1,000 high-value jobs in Singapore, and of which, 95%  will include equipment technicians, process technicians and engineers.

Apart from the creation of new jobs, GlobalFoundries said its new facility will boost its “global manufacturing footprint and reinforce its ability to deliver product security and flexibility to customers across its manufacturing sites in three continents.”

“As Singapore’s most advanced semiconductor facility to date, the expansion fab will produce an additional 450,000 wafers (300mm) annually, raising GF Singapore’s overall capacity to approximately 1.5 million wafers (300mm) each year,” said the company.

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