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  • Last update: Thursday 23 February 2017 [182 news items]

Globalfoundries announces availability of 45nm RF SOI to advance 5G mobile communications

Feb 23, 10:31

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 45nm RF SOI (45RFSOI) technology offering, making it the first foundry to announce an advanced, 300mm RF silicon solution to...

China set to become leading semi equipment spender in next few years

Feb 17, 10:44

Globalfoundries recently made a media splash in announcing a reported $10 billion fab investment for Chengdu, China, but there are dozens of other semiconductor manufacturing projects...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

Globalfoundries Chengdu fab to start production in 4Q18

Feb 13, 21:21

Globalfoundries' plan to construct a new 300mm wafer fab in Chengdu, China to satisfy demand for the foundry's 22FDX technology is well on track, with production at the facility set...

Globalfoundries to invest for capacity growth in US, Germany, China and Singapore

Feb 13, 10:47

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest in its existing fabs in the US and Germany, expand its footprint in China with a fab in Chengdu, and add capacity for mainstream technologies...

Globalfoundries Greater China head reportedly to leave

Dec 19, 16:14

Joe Chen, VP of sales for Greater China at Globalfoundries, has submitted his resignation that will be effective from December 20, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries adds new partners to FDXcelerator program

Dec 19, 15:26

Globalfoundries has announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator program. They are Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Amkor Technology, Infosys,...

7nm process is essential for semi industry: Q&A with Globalfoundries CTO Gary Patton

Nov 7, 11:41

Gary Patton, a 30-year veteran in the semiconductor industry, joined Globalfoundries as CTO in July 2015. He now shoulders the responsibility of building up the foundry house's 7nm...

Globalfoundries CTO Gary Patton

Globalfoundries China fab put on hold

Oct 21, 10:19

The government of Chongqing has put on hold a deal with Globalfoundries for a joint venture 12-inch fab, according to industry sources.

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

Globalfoundries unveils plan for 7nm FinFET manufacturing

Sep 19, 15:10

Globalfoundries has announced plans to deliver a new leading-edge 7nm FinFET semiconductor technology, which provides more processing power for data centers, networking, premium mobile...

Globalfoundries unveils 12nm FD-SOI process

Sep 9, 10:51

Globalfoundries has unveiled a new 12nm FD-SOI semiconductor technology. Building on the success of its 22FDX offering, the company's next-generation 12FDXplatform is designed for...

AMD discloses amendment to deal with Globalfoundries

Sep 1, 22:39

AMD has entered into a long-term amendment to its wafer-supply agreement with Globalfoundries for the period from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020, according to the fabless chi...

Intel, AMD new CPU platforms target January 2017 launch

Jun 7, 14:28

Market watchers originally expected Intel and AMD to launch their new CPU platforms in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, to help boost PC demand in the second half, but...

Globalfoundries to expand presence in China with 300mm fab

Jun 1, 14:36

Globalfoundries has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to drive its next phase of growth in China. Through a joint venture with the government of Chongqing, the...

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by...

Vesper collaborates with Globalfoundries to deliver piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Jan 21, 14:09

Vesper has announced it is collaborating with Globalfoundries to deliver what the companies claim is the world's first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphones for smartphones,...

Globalfoundries announces 14nm ASIC offering

Nov 17, 15:59

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of FX-14, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) offering built on the company's 14nm FinFET process technology. The FX-14...

Cadence announces tools enabled for Globalfoundries 22FDX platform

Nov 10, 15:42

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital and signoff tools are now enabled for the current version of the Globalfoundries 22FDX platform reference flow. Globalfoundries...

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.

China semiconductor investment fund reportedly targets Globalfoundries

Aug 31, 16:01

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund reportedly has targeted Globalfoundries for acquisition in order to allow China to secure 14nm FinFET foundry process...

Globalfoundries rolls out 22nm FD-SOI technology

Jul 14, 13:39

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of a 22nm process technology platform developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of next-generation connected devices...

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Jul 2, 22:06

Globalfoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics business, according to the foundry chipmaker.

Globalfoundries announces design infrastructure for 14nm FinFET process

Jun 3, 12:15

In collaboration with design ecosystem partners, Globalfoundries has announced the availability of digital design flows for customers designing on its latest manufacturing technology...

Commentary: TSMC to continue to lead in 28nm process segment

May 11, 16:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will continue to lead in the 28nm process segment despite mounting competition from Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United...

AMD to launch Godavari APUs at end of May, say Taiwan makers

Apr 27, 11:04

AMD will launch Godavari series APUs at the end of May to compete with Intel's Broadwell and Skylake platforms, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

NXP and Globalfoundries announce production of 40nm embedded non-volatile memory technology

Mar 25, 15:39

Globalfoundries and NXP Semiconductor have jointly developed a next-generation embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM), which has resulted in production of 300mm prototype wafers on Globalfoundries'...

Globalfoundries, IMEC to jointly develop RF solutions for IoT applications

Feb 24, 11:02

Globalfoundries has announced a partnership with IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly-integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.

Samsung and Globalfoundries reportedly win majority of A9 orders

Jan 15, 23:17

Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries have secured a combined 70% of orders for Apple's A9 processors with their 14nm FinFET technology, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries and Linear to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMS sensors markets

Jan 15, 23:17

Contract chipmaker Globalfoundries and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, have announced that they are working...

Globalfoundries reportedly to likely delay 14nm ramp-up

Dec 30, 14:17

Globalfoundries has stopped deliveries of tools for 14nm to its fab, which would delay the foundry's production ramp-up of the process by one to two quarters, according to an industry...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

Chuck Fox, globalfoundries
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