U.S. Department of Defense Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Manufacture Secure Chips at Fab 8 in Upstate New York

Now ful짯ly ITAR com짯pli짯ant, GF셲 most advan짯ced manu짯fac짯tu짯ring faci짯li짯ty will pro짯du짯ce semi짯con짯duc짯tor solu짯ti짯ons for the nation셲 most sen짯si짯ti짯ve defen짯se and aero짯space applications

Mal짯ta, N.Y., Febru짯ary 15, 2021  GLOBALFOUNDRIES짰 (GF짰), the world셲 lea짯ding spe짯cial짯ty foundry, today announ짯ced a stra짯te짯gic part짯ner짯ship with the U.S. Depart짯ment of Defen짯se (DoD) to pro짯vi짯de a secu짯re and relia짯ble sup짯p짯ly of semi짯con짯duc짯tor solu짯ti짯ons manu짯fac짯tu짯red at GF셲 Fab 8 in Mal짯ta, New York the company셲 most advan짯ced semi짯con짯duc짯tor manu짯fac짯tu짯ring faci짯li짯ty. The짯se semi짯con짯duc짯tor chips will be used in some of the DoD셲 most sen짯si짯ti짯ve appli짯ca짯ti짯ons for land, air, sea, and space systems.

Under the agree짯ment, GF will pro짯vi짯de a sup짯p짯ly of chips built at Fab 8 on its dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted 45nm SOI plat짯form. The agree짯ment is made pos짯si짯ble by Fab 8셲 com짯pli짯ance with U.S. Inter짯na짯tio짯nal Traf짯fic in Arms Regu짯la짯ti짯ons (ITAR) and high짯ly rest짯ric짯ti짯ve Export Con짯trol Clas짯si짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on Num짯bers under the Export Admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯on Regu짯la짯ti짯ons (EAR). 

The new sup짯p짯ly agree짯ment builds upon the long짯stan짯ding part짯ner짯ship bet짯ween the DoD and GF to pro짯vi짯de chips for defen짯se, aero짯space, and other sen짯si짯ti짯ve appli짯ca짯ti짯ons. GF curr짯ent짯ly sup짯pli짯es the DoD with chips manu짯fac짯tu짯red at GF셲 other on-shore faci짯li짯ties, Fab 10 in East Fish짯kill, New York, and Fab 9 in Bur짯ling짯ton, Vermont.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a cri짯ti짯cal part of a dome짯stic semi짯con짯duc짯tor manu짯fac짯tu짯ring indus짯try that is a requi짯re짯ment for our natio짯nal secu짯ri짯ty and eco짯no짯mic com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve짯ness, said Sena짯te Majo짯ri짯ty Lea짯der Chuck Schu짯mer, who suc짯cessful짯ly pas짯sed new fede짯ral semi짯con짯duc짯tor manu짯fac짯tu짯ring incen짯ti짯ves in last year셲 Natio짯nal Defen짯se Aut짯ho짯riza짯ti짯on Act (NDAA). 쏧 have long advo짯ca짯ted for GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a key sup짯pli짯er of chips to our mili짯ta짯ry and intel짯li짯gence com짯mu짯ni짯ty, inclu짯ding pres짯sing the new Secre짯ta짯ry of Defen짯se, Lloyd Aus짯tin, to fur짯ther expand the Depart짯ment of Defense셲 busi짯ness with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, which will help expand their manu짯fac짯tu짯ring ope짯ra짯ti짯ons and crea짯te even more jobs in Malta.

In a sup짯port짯ing state짯ment from the U.S. Depart짯ment of Defen짯se, 쏷his agree짯ment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES is just one step the Depart짯ment of Defen짯se is taking to ensu짯re the U.S. sus짯ta짯ins the microelec짯tro짯nics manu짯fac짯tu짯ring capa짯bi짯li짯ty neces짯sa짯ry for natio짯nal and eco짯no짯mic secu짯ri짯ty. This is a pre-cur짯sor to major efforts con짯tem짯pla짯ted by the recent짯ly pas짯sed CHIPS for Ame짯ri짯ca Act, cham짯pio짯ned by Sena짯tor Charles Schu짯mer, which will allow for the sus짯tain짯ment and on-sho짯ring of U.S. microelec짯tro짯nics capability. 

GLOBALFOUNDRIES thanks Sena짯tor Schu짯mer for his lea짯der짯ship, his ongo짯ing sup짯port of our indus짯try, and his for짯ward-loo짯king per짯spec짯ti짯ve on the semi짯con짯duc짯tor sup짯p짯ly chain, said Tom Caul짯field, CEO of GF. 쏻e are proud to streng짯then our long짯stan짯ding part짯ner짯ship with the U.S. govern짯ment, and extend this col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on to pro짯du짯ce a new sup짯p짯ly of the짯se important chips at our most advan짯ced faci짯li짯ty, Fab 8, in upsta짯te New York. We are taking action and doing our part to ensu짯re Ame짯ri짯ca has the manu짯fac짯tu짯ring capa짯bi짯li짯ty it needs, to meet the gro짯wing demand for U.S. made, advan짯ced semi짯con짯duc짯tor chips for the nation셲 most sen짯si짯ti짯ve defen짯se and aero짯space applications.

The first chips from this new agree짯ment are tar짯ge짯ted to begin deli짯very in 2023. GF is in ongo짯ing dis짯cus짯sions with the DoD regar짯ding Trus짯ted Accre짯di짯ta짯ti짯on for Fab 8.

GF employs near짯ly 3,000 peo짯p짯le at Fab 8, and has inves짯ted more than $13 bil짯li짯on in the faci짯li짯ty. The com짯pa짯ny recent짯ly announ짯ced a land purcha짯se opti짯on to pro짯vi짯de addi짯tio짯nal fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty to expand Fab 8셲 foot짯print to sup짯port gro짯wing demand from the U.S. govern짯ment and indus짯try cus짯to짯mers. In total, GF employs more than 7,000 peo짯p짯le across the U.S., and over the past 10 years has inves짯ted $15 bil짯li짯on in U.S. semi짯con짯duc짯tor development.

About GF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world셲 lea짯ding spe짯cial짯ty foundry. GF deli짯vers dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted fea짯ture-rich solu짯ti짯ons that enable its cus짯to짯mers to deve짯lop inno짯va짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts for high-growth mar짯ket seg짯ments. GF pro짯vi짯des a broad ran짯ge of plat짯forms and fea짯tures with a uni짯que mix of design, deve짯lo짯p짯ment and fabri짯ca짯ti짯on ser짯vices. With an at-sca짯le manu짯fac짯tu짯ring foot짯print span짯ning the U.S., Euro짯pe and Asia, GF has the fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and agi짯li짯ty to meet the dyna짯mic needs of cus짯to짯mers across the glo짯be. GF is owned by Muba짯d짯a짯la Invest짯ment Com짯pa짯ny. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit www.globalfoundries.com.