Breaking in to GlobalFoundries' Integration Testing and Development Center
Subject: General Tech | August 4, 2011 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: fab 8
It has been a while since Al's successful break in at the Intel/Micron fab, which means that PCPer readers haven't had an inside look at a fab in a while. [H]ard|OCP has not only seen the ground where GLOBALFOUNDRIES will soon have a Fab 8, they just had a look at GLOBALFOUNDRIES' ITDC. Fab 8 is intended to be almost fully robotic, with not a single human hand, bunny suited or not, touching a wafer until it is complete. In order to make sure that the processes are implemented properly, the ITDC is intended to test the new wafer handling, management, delivery, and tracking systems; all before Fab 8 is fully constructed. You can catch the HD version of their video tour on YouTube.
"You ever heard the numbers thrown around about how many wafers will be produced by a fab? GlobalFoundries is telling us Fab 8 will build processors using up to 60,000 wafers a month when it is under full production. Have you ever wondered how all those wafers get to where they need to be? We show you how that happens."
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