back to article Things that make you go hmm: GlobalFoundries hires ex-IBM chip fabber

A former IBM exec who oversaw chip fabrication has been hired by GlobalFoundries, the company that's rumored to be buying IBM's chip fabrication wing. Henry DiMarco, a longtime Big Blue employee, has moved to GlobalFoundries as vice-president of site construction and facilities, to help out on the construction and " …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Might be good

    Both companies have developed good chip tech so this might work out well for all concerned including consumers.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Imitation is the sincerest phorm of flattery, and IT provides the easiest route to coveted riches.

    Big Blue, meanwhile, is investing more than $3bn in fundamental semiconductor research and development over the next five years as it hopes to develop new chips which, in all likelihood, it hopes to license out rather than make itself.

    Is that Big Blue and Abu Dhabi money chasing after the virtual sector lead headed up and commanded by ARM? A case of of you can beat 'em, try to join and enjoin with them?

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Imitation is the sincerest phorm of flattery, and IT provides ......

      And that be the vital virile and virulent viral virtual sector which now leads everyone with everything, everywhere and anywhere.

  3. swschrad

    300mm fab? what are they making, power tubes?

    that's some hefty silicon, folks. forklift chips? 100,000 watt Zeners? IBM concert amps?

    I could believe 30 nm, perhaps. but that's 2000 technology, too.

    1. Death Boffin

      Re: 300mm fab? what are they making, power tubes?

      Umm, that's the diameter of the wafers they will be using.

  4. Hargrove

    Another related news item

    On IBM's future plans for semiconductor fab, the following item on a proposed licensing arrangement with Suzhou PowerCore (China) may be of interest.

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