Build it and Apple will come?
Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.
But no big customers. At least, nothing like Apple.
Then speculation surfaced Friday about Apple eyeing Globalfoundries as a possible maker of its chips, or even as a partner in a joint venture.
That could turn upstate New York's silicon corridor into something more akin to Silicon Valley. You know, like back in the day, when … Read more