GLOBALFOUNDRIES entered the foundry industry in early 2009 with a simple but ambitious goal to become the world's first truly global foundry. In a short span of time, we have achieved this milestone with manufacturing operations spanning three continents for flexible and secure supply. Furthermore, we are charting a bold new course to completely reshape the landscape of the foundry industry through a collaborative approach to both technology development and customer engagement.
The pace of change in the world is much faster today as individuals, companies and cultures are more interconnected than ever before. Whole industries can be transformed as businesses learn to think more globally and restructure to tap these resources. To succeed in this environment, the world is in need of new models for innovation, particularly in industries - like semiconductors - that have such a huge impact on our daily lives.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES represents such a model. As the former manufacturing arm of AMD, we possess tremendous assets in our leading-edge manufacturing and technology capabilities. With the integration of Chartered Semiconductor, initiated in late 2009, GLOBALFOUNDRIES achieved scale as one of the world's largest foundries in the world by revenue, with more than 150 customers, creating a new platform for innovation to drive the current and future generations of semiconductor technology.
Our manufacturing centers in Germany, the United States and Singapore deliver advanced technologies to market in high volume and mature yield faster than any other foundry in the world, and offer an outstanding legacy of foundry operational and customer service excellence. Our global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near the major hubs of semiconductor activity in the US, Europe and Asia.
As more semiconductor companies adopt the outsourced manufacturing paradigm, they are looking for deep collaboration with their foundry partners. GLOBALFOUNDRIES delivers a collaborative model for customer engagement. We are tapping our history as part of a leading Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM) to offer a unique model for design enablement. This is a model that is built around technology and design co-optimization to deliver parts that meet the stringent requirements of high performance with low leakage and high yield.
While technology leadership at the most advanced process nodes is essential to GLOBALFOUNDRIES and our customers, we also are committed for long term supply and innovation of 200mm technologies with scalable plug-in modules such as analog/RF, High Voltage and embedded memories for greater market reach.
Our commitment to customer service builds on these assets, setting new industry standards for flexibility and responsiveness. When it comes to semiconductor manufacturing, every chip developer's needs are unique. GLOBALFOUNDRIES works hard to develop intimate relationships with each and every customer to jointly create solutions that align with their technology and business objectives. The end result is a superior level of performance and innovation, brought to market with amazing speed - benefiting chip-makers, product manufacturers and end users.