Semicon West 2019 – Day 3 – Global Foundries

Semicon West 2019 – Day 3 – Global Foundries
by Scotten Jones on 07-30-2019 at 10:00 am

On Wednesday, July 10th I got to sit down with Gary Patton, CTO and SVP of worldwide research and development of Global Foundries and get an update on how the company is doing.

We started with a discussion of Global Foundries (GF) general business health. Revenue for the year is expected to be around $6 billion dollars. They are focused… Read More


GLOBALFOUNDRIES Pivot Explained

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Pivot Explained
by Scotten Jones on 10-02-2018 at 7:00 am

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) recently announced they were abandoning 7nm and focusing on “differentiated” foundry offerings in a move our own Dan Nenni described as a “pivot”, a description GF appears to have embraced. Last week GF held their annual Technology Conference and we got to hear more about the pivot from new CEO Tom Caulfield… Read More


Semicon West – The FDSOI Ecosystem

Semicon West – The FDSOI Ecosystem
by Scotten Jones on 07-21-2017 at 12:00 pm

At Semicon West last week I attended presentations by Soitec and CEA Leti, and had breakfast with CEA Leti CEO Marie Semeria, key members of the Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) ecosystem. I have also seen some comments in the SemiWiki forum lately that make me believe there is some confusion on the roles of different companies… Read More


$100M China Investment for FD-SOI Ecosystem!

$100M China Investment for FD-SOI Ecosystem!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-23-2017 at 4:30 am

When GlobalFoundries first briefed me on 22FDX during a trip to Dresden in 2015, China was one of the first things that came to mind. The China semiconductor market was still on 28nm and FinFETs seemed far away for the majority of the Chinese fabless companies. A low cost, low power, low complexity 22nm process with a path to 12nm (12FDX)Read More


ISS Gary Patton Keynote: FD-SOI, FinFETS, and Beyond!

ISS Gary Patton Keynote: FD-SOI, FinFETS, and Beyond!
by Scotten Jones on 01-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

Two weeks ago the SEMI ISS Conference was held at Half Moon Bay in California. On the opening day of the conference Gary Patton CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES gave the keynote address and I also had the chance to sit down with Gary for an interview the next day.

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IEDM 2016 – Marie Semeria LETI Interview

IEDM 2016 – Marie Semeria LETI Interview
by Scotten Jones on 12-21-2016 at 7:00 am

Marie Semeria is the CEO of Leti, one of the world’s premier research organization for semiconductor technology and the key development center for FDSOI. I first interviewed Marie at SEMICON West and at IEDM I had a chance to sit down with her and get an update on Leti’s efforts over the last several months.

My interview… Read More


IEDM 2016 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX Update

IEDM 2016 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX Update
by Scotten Jones on 12-16-2016 at 4:00 pm

At IEDM in 2015 I had a chance to sit down with Subramani (Subi) Kengeri and get a briefing on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX technology. At IEDM 2016 Rick Carter of GLOBALFOUNDRIES presented a paper on 22FDX. Following Rick’s presentation, I had a chance to sit down with Rick and John Pellerin, VP of Technology and Integration and … Read More


CEO Interview: Marie Semeria of LETI

CEO Interview: Marie Semeria of LETI
by Eric Esteve on 10-13-2016 at 12:00 pm

Laboratoire d’électronique des technologies de l’information (LETI) is a French research center, affiliate to the CEA (Commisariat a l’Energie Atomique). Since LETI creation in 1967, this affiliation has two consequences, the money was flowing from the deep pocket of the atomic industry to sustain advanced … Read More


The Status and Future of FDSOI

The Status and Future of FDSOI
by Scotten Jones on 09-26-2016 at 12:00 pm

I recently took a look at the current status and future direction of FinFET based logic processes in my Leading Edge Logic Landscape blog. I thought it would be interesting to take a similar look at FDSOI and to compare and contrast the two processes. My Leading Edge Logic Landscape blog is available here.… Read More