Company Overview

GlobalWafers (GWC)

GlobalWafers (GWC) is a global leader in semiconductor technology, providing innovative, advanced technology solutions to leading chip manufacturers to transform lives around the world. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the company focuses on innovation throughout our business. We carry this commitment throughout our global sales, manufacturing, and support organizations.

GlobalWafers produces advanced semiconductors for electronics, employing leading-edge design and manufacturing. We utilize our own electronic-grade silicon, through a fully-integrated manufacturing strategy with strict quality control across each step of the process. This strategy enables GlobalWafers to deliver a steady supply of exceptionally pure silicon that can be blend-tailored to meet specific customer requirements. The result is maximum yield and efficient delivery to customers – as well as superior value.

GlobalWafers America

GlobalWafers America will be GlobalWafers newest, largest, and most advanced Silicon wafer manufacturing facility. This fab addresses two major issues facing the semiconductor production process and the entire supply chain of consumer goods.

  • Significant increase in silicon wafer production.
    • Virtually all semiconductors are built on silicon wafers.
  • US-based production of silicon wafers.
    • Current US-based production is significantly lagging US-based semiconductor production, requiring import of most silicon wafers.

The fab will encompass the entire silicon wafer manufacturing process from seed to finished wafer and has the space to grow for the next 10 – 30 years.

GlobalWafers US Presence
  • GlobalWafers (GWC) acquires GlobiTech in 2008.
  • GlobiTech Fab 2 goes online in 2010.
    • GWC’s site in Sherman, TX is the largest silicon epitaxy facility in the world and a center for epi technology.
  • GlobalWafers purchases US-based SunEdison Semiconductor (MEMC) in 2016.
    • Doubling the size of GWC.
    • MEMC’s HQ and R&D center was located in St. Peters, MO.
    • GWC has retained and is expanding the St. Peters location and it continues as GWC’s 300mm R&D hub.
    • St. Peters is GWC’s exclusive location for SOI manufacturing and R&D.
    • MEMC R&D has been supporting overseas manufacturing for decades.
  • GlobalWafers selects Sherman, Texas for new semiconductor Silicon Wafer site in 2022.