How GlobalFoundries rose to be the world's third-biggest chip foundry
In its short 14-year history, GlobalFoundries has risen to the world's third-largest chip foundry. While it's not making the most advanced nodes or seeing huge gains from AI, it's quietly helping power nearly every connected device. GlobalFoundries is the only top foundry based in the U.S., giving it an edge as tensions with China cause concern over reliance on Asia-made chips. Now it's spending $7 billion to expand in Singapore, Germany, France, and New York, where CNBC got this firsthand look.