About ӲƵAPP in Europe

We believe there is more than one way to progress, and that smarter design not smaller opens up new possibilities for a brighter future. We believe that you can unlock more value by driving innovation across multiple dimensions to make it smarter and more intuitive. We leverage our global footprint in semiconductor manufacturing to offer our customers unhindered access to a reliable source of technology. As trusted partners, we roll up our sleeves and work alongside our customers to develop the complex and rich building blocks of the technologies critical to how we live, work and progress in our world.

Diversity & Inclusion in Dresden

The cooperation of more than 3,000 people from over 40 nations is the basis of our success.

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Opportunities in Europe

GlobalFoundries in Dresden is the largest semiconductor manufacturer in Europe.

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VP & GM ӲƵAPP Fab 1 Dresden

Dr. Manfred Horstmann

Dr. Manfred Horstmann has been Managing Director of the GlobalFoundries Dresden location since October 2020. He is responsible for GlobalFoundries high-end 300mm manufacturing in Europe.

When GlobalFoundries was founded in 2009, Manfred Horstmann was responsible for the innovative CMOS component development (SOI and bulk) and introduced HKMG for the 32 nm generation for the first time in Dresden’s Fab 1. As Technology Director, he led the development, prototyping and production ramp-up of GlobalFoundries’ 28nm HKMG and PolySiON CMOS platforms from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, he founded an integrated technology and yield organization as Senior Director.

It manages Fab 1’s technology portfolio and ensures prototyping, benchmark product yields and provides quick responses to novel technology requirements from agile foundry customers. In 2017, Manfred Horstmann was promoted to Vice President Technology & Integration. His focus was on the ramp of 22FDX as well as the development and integration of differentiated solutions (BCD, eNVM, HV, RF/mmWAVE etc.) into the 28/22nm baselines to win fast-growing markets such as display drivers for OLEDs, audio amplifiers for smartphones, security/chip cards or RF/5G.

Prior to joining Globalfoundries, he worked at Advanced Micro Devices’ development center in Sunnyvale (CA) in 1997 and held various leadership positions in technology development and transfer alliances in the U.S. and Germany until 2009.

Dr. Manfred Horstmann studied physics and received his doctorate in 1996 at the RTWH Aachen (in cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jlich). He holds over 100 patents, published more than 200 scientific publications and works as a consultant for the Helmholtz Society and Namlab/TU Dresden.


Our efforts to be an attractive employer were recognized several times in 2020 and 2021.

Best Employer in Dresden 2020

Awarded by the business magazine Capital and Statista. The evaluation included the special commitment in the region, the assumption of social responsibility, the active shaping of the business location and the recommendation as an attractive employer.

Germany’s Best Trainer 2020

Awarded by the business magazine Capital and Bildungs.de. ӲƵAPPD was able to score points with the support and involvement of the trainees, innovative teaching methods and excellent learning quality in the company.?

German Innovation Leader 2020

The basis for this award from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is both the influence of the ӲƵAPPD patents on other inventions and their innovativeness.

Best Employer

WELT confirms that ӲƵAPPD is very attractive and thus shows that as an employer we enjoy an above-average, authentic external image and high credibility among the population.

Best Employer 2021

For this award, the weekly magazine FOCUS and the rating portal for companies kununu.de examined the ratings of former and current employees on kununu.de. At the award for ӲƵAPPD e.g. B. Satisfaction with our corporate culture, the working atmosphere and the salary are decisive.

High Innovation Strength

Semiconductor companies with above-average innovative power. The WELT confirms us as an innovative company with the quality seal “high innovative strength”. This shows that we are successful in meeting the new requirements of our customers.