The GF Pivot, Specialization Defined

The GF Pivot, Specialization Defined
by Randy Smith on 10-04-2019 at 6:00 am

On August 27, 2018, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced that they were no longer going to compete in the race to the next smaller semiconductor node, at that time, the 7nm node. While surprising to some, on further analysis this move made sense. TSMC had announced its plan to invest around $25B in the 5nm technology node. GF revenue is … Read More


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


Synopsys GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Automotive IP

Synopsys GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Automotive IP
by Daniel Nenni on 02-28-2019 at 12:00 pm

IP vendors have always had the inside track on the status of new process nodes and what customers are planning for their next designs. This is even more apparent now that systems companies are successfully doing their own chips by leveraging the massive amounts of commercial IP available today. Proving once again that IP really … 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


Imec Technology Forum: Gary Patton of GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Imec Technology Forum: Gary Patton of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
by Scotten Jones on 05-31-2018 at 12:00 pm

The imec technology forum was held in Belgium last week. At the forum I had a chance to sit down with Gary Patton the CTO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) for an interview and he also presented “Enabling Connected Intelligence – Technology innovation: Enablers for an intelligent future” at the forum. In this article … Read More


Automotive FD-SOI Update

Automotive FD-SOI Update
by Daniel Nenni on 05-07-2018 at 7:00 am

We have been tracking automotive related articles on SemiWiki since 2015 and have published more than 300 automotive blogs thus far that have garnered more than one million views. The automotive publishing pace has picked up quite a bit lately and the number of domains reading them has increased exponentially. So yes, automotive… 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

Image RemovedWhen 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 Read More


Shootout at 22nm!

Shootout at 22nm!
by Scotten Jones on 04-03-2017 at 4:00 pm

For an industry that drives improvement at an exponential rate it is funny how often something old is new again. Intel went into high volume production on 22nm in 2011, and TSMC and Samsung have both had 20nm technologies in production for several years. And yet, recently we have seen renewed interest in 22nm. GLOBALFOUNDRIES has… 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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