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NO SALE: IBM won't cash in its chips with GlobalFoundries after all

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Fab facilities are often described as 200mm, 300mm or 450mm referring to the wafer size. The actual process that may run in these facilities may be different nm process as fab are often refitted. The equipment or tools as they are known in the trade are normally designed for a specific wafer size. Generally speaking the larger the wafer the more chips you can produce per wafer leading to higher volumes.

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