Because of the U.S. ban, the chip foundry, represented by Huawei, had to start subcontracting orders to local fabs, meaning TSMC and Samsung needed to look for new market opportunities. After giving up 7nm and shutting down its Chengdu factory, the so-called AMD “ex-girlfriend” Globalfoundries continued to dig 14nm and focus on Markets such as Europe and the United States.
According tomedia reports, GF’s Dresden plant in Germany is being expanded, and the necessary funds will be provided entirely by Samsung. Clearly, Samsung’s intention is self-evident, and it wants to expand the European market in this way, brushing the sense of presence.
One of the expansion stakes is the electricity supply configuration, which has been upgraded from 63MW to 100MW, or 58% increase.
It is worth mentioning that, not long ago, GF announced that its state-of-the-art FinFET process process 12LP plus is fully completed and is ready to go into production. Compared to 12LP, performance has increased by 20% and the size area by 10%.