GlobalFoundries is on the move. Of course the biggest announcement recently was the licensing of Samsung’s process to run in fab 8 in Malta, New York. This means that fab 8 will be a viable alternative, a true second source for Samsung production and one that doesn’t compete with its customers as Samsung does in many markets, most obviously smartphones.
This week GlobalFoundries announced the appointment of Tom Caulfield to run the facility. He is an accomplished industry leader with more than 20 years of technical and global executive experience, and will lead the operations, expansion and ramp of semiconductor manufacturing production in 28nm, 20nm and the 14nm FinFET process shared with Samsung.
Most recently, Caulfield served as president and chief operations officer (COO) at Soraa, the world’s leading developer of GaN on GaN solid-state lighting technology.
Prior to Soraa, Caulfield served as president and COO of Ausra, a leading provider of large-scale concentrated solar power solutions for electricity generation and industrial steam production. Before leading global operations at Ausra, Caulfield served as executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service at Novellus Systems, Inc. where he oversaw world-wide field operations for over 1,200 employees.
Prior to joining Novellus Systems, Caulfield spent 17 years at IBM in a variety of senior leadership roles, ultimately serving as vice president of 300mm semiconductor operations for IBM’s Microelectronics Division, leading its state-of-the-art wafer fabrication operations in East Fishkill, NY.
Construction on the Fab 8 project began in July 2009 and the facility is currently supporting multiple customers on multiple technology platforms, as well as completing construction on additional manufacturing facilities to support increased customer demand. Since 2009 the project has created approximately 2,200 new direct jobs and expects to create an additional 600 jobs through the end of the year, supporting more than approximately 10,000 indirect jobs in the economy based on research by the Semiconductor Industry Association. In addition, the project has required more than 6 million man hours to complete and created more than 10,000 new construction jobs and thousands of additional construction-related jobs since 2009.
So fab 8 is becoming a completely state-of-the-art facility with experienced management. And you can work there in one of those 600 new jobs. There are openings in almost everything to do with running a modern fab. The career page for the openings is here. There are some more details on the Malta area in my previous blogs.Share this post via: