Anyone out there who still has respect for TC and GF upper management?
An earlier post on a different topic where one writer claimed that TC was a "man" for making the "tough decision" to stop 7nm. Really? Anyone at GF saw how this whole thing was handled. TC and SLT SAID NOTHING. TC had a planted question in one of comm meetings where someone asked about 7nm and he sort of gave an answer that probably there may be some possible action on 7nm. THEN NOTHING--NADA--Goose egg--Zilch - just let the rumour mill get everyone prepared (way to go with being a MAN, TC). Then we were under the impression from some our higher ups (2nd and 3rd line) that they were the proverbial Schultz and claimed "I know nothing." about the whole thing. Yet when Black Tuesday came, all of those who "knew nothing" were miraculously still employed at GF or already had jobs lined up outside of GF.
As far as TC made a "tough decision" goes, how tough was it? He's still employed and probably getting a big fat bonus for all the money he "saved" by killing the program--yeah, must be losing a lot of sleep over it (ok, maybe he lost some time in the tanning booth working on how much he needed to cut). He's the CEO and that's what he can do but please don't turn him into a martyr, he's far from it.
This is the "transparent leadership" that GF claims to be? It is neither transparent nor leading. It is a disaster--morale is in the toilet, employees have no trust of management and 1/2 the engineers are spending a lot of time looking at other places to work. AMD is pushing out the 7nm products (made at TSMC) so that doesn't bode well for 14LPP (which is the only process left @ Fab8).
(Yes, I already left so don't post some stupid reply about if I don't like it I should leave.)