It has been reported that silicon fabrication company GlobalFoundries is planning to skip development of the 10 nanometer (nm) process, and go right to 7 nm. GlobalFoundries currently operates a 14 nm FinFET node. Last year the company acquired semiconductor manufacturing assets from IBM and will be using them to fast-track its development. When the 7 nm node is ready it will offer both optical and EUV (extreme ultra-violet) lithography. Driving the EUV product is an IBM 3300 EUV fabricator at the company’s advanced patterning center, in its Albany, New York fab.