GLOBALFOUNDRIES honors JSR Micro N.V. with Pathfinder Award as World Class Supplier of the Year 2008
continues long-standing tradition
Dresden, Germany — June 11, 2009 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the new leading-edge semiconductor foundry company formed by a joint venture between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), today announced its World Class Suppliers of the Year 2008.
JSR Micro N.V., a Belgian supplier for semiconductor materials, has been recognized with the Pathfinder Award for outstanding overall support and commitment to GLOBALFOUNDRIES in jointly developing and supplying photo resists.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES also awarded three other suppliers with Achievement Awards for superior supplier performance to GLOBALFOUNDRIES: AZ Electronic Materials (Germany), Soitec S.A. (France), and Solvay GmbH (Germany).
”The industry trend towards fabless and fablite business models presents a significant market opportunity for GLOBALFOUNDRIES. With leading edge technology and manufacturing combined with a strong partner and supplier eco-system, we are well positioned to deliver on our vision as the first truly global, leading-edge foundry,” explained Jacky McNulty-Ehemann, Head of Global Procurement.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is pleased to recognize its most valued suppliers for outstanding performance and exceptional service to support its world-class manufacturing operations. The GLOBALFOUNDRIES World Class Supplier Program focuses on continuous improvement to ensure zero defect manufacturing, leading-edge technology and overall cost competitiveness. Suppliers are measured regularly and systematically across 5 key areas – namely Technology, Quality, Cost, Flexibility and Service.
There are two levels of awards achievable: the Pathfinder Award for World Class overall support and commitment leading to consistent best in class performance across all key areas, followed by the Achievement Award for superior performance based on a sustained high level of service and the drive to continuously improve product quality, technology capability and cost.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first truly global leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of leading-edge technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with facilities in Austin, Dresden and New York.
For more information on GLOBALFOUNDRIES, visit www.globalfoundries.com
# # #
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include, without limitation, statements regarding the company's current expectations, assumptions, assessments, anticipations, objectives, plans, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These forward-looking statements therefore are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially. Some factors which contribute to these risks and uncertainties include the economic conditions both in the United States and around the world; the difficulties in developing new customers; the demand and supply outlook in the overall semiconductor / foundry industry; the sourcing strategy of potential customer base; competitor actions; the success of company technology alliances; construction progress on additional manufacturing facilities as well as associated governmental processes; the availability of components and equipment; labor and employment issues at manufacturing facilities; the progression of advances in technology and processes; and unforeseen events. The company has no duty to update any forward-looking statements in this release based on new information or events.