☷DoD Announces $117 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With GlobalFoundries to Strengthen the Domestic Microelectronics Industrial Base
U.S. Department of Defense ( By Press Release office)
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As part of the nation ' s effort to sustain the microelectronics manufacturing capability necessary for national and economic security , and in support of Executive Order 14017 , America’s Supply Chains , the Department of Defense ( DoD ) has awarded a $117 million agreement to GlobalFoundries ( GF ) . GF will transfer its 45 nanometer ( nm ) silicon - on - insulator ( SOI ) semiconductor manufacturing process from its Fab 10 facility in East Fishkill , New York , to its Fab 8 facility in Malta , New York . The effort is a follow - on from an $8 million award issued last year through which GF conducted initial engineering baseline activities for the transfer . This agreement will ensure access to 45nm SOI semiconductors critical to DoD strategic systems . This agreement is the latest collaboration in the longstanding partnership between the DoD and GF to provide silicon - based semiconductors for defense aerospace applications .
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