Globalfoundries is a relative newcomer on the semiconductor manufacturing industry, but that doesn't seem to be affecting the company's goals and hopes.
The foundry should be currently showing prospective contractors
its 28nm manufacturing process. If it isn't doing that yet, it will probably get around to it over the next few days.
In the meantime, a report has emerged
, one that spells out exactly what Globalfoundries has been aiming towards over the past three years, as it invested $11 billion in its business (8.79 billion Euro).
Long story short, Globalfoundries wants to become the world's top foundry, above even UMC (United Microelectronics Corp) and TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).
In fact, it believes itself capable of overcoming UMC before the year is out (2012). Keep in mind that UMC is already preparing 14nm chips
, just like Samsung
Globalfoundries is betting on customer desire for supplier variety, but that can only take it so far. We'll have to wait and see how things progress.