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New Global Semiconductor Foundry Continues to Round out Senior Management Team

Published on April 27, 2009 at 12:50 AM

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 the appointment of Gregg Bartlett as senior vice president of technology and research and development.

The move underscores GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ commitment to driving innovation in advanced process technology and providing chip designers with the resources to enhance the performance and efficiency of their products.

Bartlett comes to GLOBALFOUNDRIES with 25 years of experience in technical and management positions at Freescale Semiconductor and its predecessor, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector. He succeeds Craig Sander, the R&D leader during the initial launch of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Sander will now be handling a number of special projects, reporting directly to company CEO Doug Grose.

“Gregg brings a wealth of experience in both the collaborative development of advanced technology and its application to a variety of products,” said Grose, chief executive officer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “He also understands what it takes to transition from an internal supply chain to an independent, customer-focused company. Under Gregg’s stewardship, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will work to extend its technology leadership, raising the bar for the entire foundry industry and continuing to push semiconductor technology at the leading edge.”

Bartlett will relocate from Austin to upstate New York, where he will oversee GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ collaborative R&D activities with the IBM Alliance for industry-leading low-power and high-performance semiconductor process technology.

“The semiconductor industry is poised to greatly increase its reliance on foundries,” Bartlett said. “Yet this business model will succeed only if independent foundries can innovate and develop the most advanced technologies. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is just the catalyst to make this happen. For someone passionate about technology and bringing the right people together to move it forward, I can’t think of a better place to be.”

Bartlett most recently served as vice president of design technology at Freescale Semiconductor. His tenure emphasized collaborative R&D efforts, including representation of Freescale in the IBM Alliance and the Crolles 2 Alliance in Europe. He is the board chairman for the Semiconductor Research Corporation and a member of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s Technology Steering Committee, among others. Bartlett holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Kansas State University.

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