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GlobalFoundries looks to create 1,000 jobs at new expansion fabrication plant in Singapore

GlobalFoundries looks to create 1,000 jobs at new expansion fabrication plant in Singapore

The company said 95% of these roles will include equipment technicians, process technicians, and engineers. 

About 1,000 high-value jobs are expected to be created at GlobalFoundries' (GF) new expansion fabrication plant (fab), which was officially opened in Singapore on Tuesday (12 September 2023).

According to the semiconductor manufacturer, 95% of these roles will include equipment technicians, process technicians, and engineers. 

The opening ceremony of the US$4bn (S$5bn) facility was graced by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, who noted the fab to be "the first one in Singapore that is capable of 29nm specialty chip production."

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Spanning 23,000sqm, the new facility will boost GF’s global manufacturing footprint and reinforce the company’s ability to deliver product security and flexibility to customers across its manufacturing sites in three continents (including the US, and Europe). 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 1.5mn wafers (300mm) each year. 

The first tool was moved into the facility in June 2022, within a year of the groundbreaking ceremony in 2021. The building’s design is engineered to prioritise sustainability, earning both the Administration and Manufacturing buildings Green Mark Gold status from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority. It is said to be outfitted with the latest technologies and solutions to manage resources and waste, recycle and reuse water, and increase overall energy efficiency.

Commenting on this, Dr. Thomas Caulfield, President and CEO, GlobalFoundries, said: "We are thrilled to ramp our operations at the Singapore expansion site. This site is instrumental in ensuring that we have the capacity our customers need as they seek to strengthen their supply chains.

"This new facility is the result of our close partnership with our customers and the Singapore government, and testament to the hard work and effort put in by our employees."

Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, EDB, added that the new facility will "invigorate Singapore’s sophisticated semiconductor ecosystem that serves different parts of the value chain," through the job creations and partnerships with local small-and-medium enterprises.


Photo: GlobalFoundries' Facebook

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