GlobalFoundries Makes Pure-Play Foundry Great Again!

GlobalFoundries Makes Pure-Play Foundry Great Again!
by Daniel Nenni on 02-09-2017 at 9:00 pm

The pure-play foundry business just got stronger and so did semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. As we all know, the fabless semiconductor industry started by utilizing extra capacity from traditional semiconductor manufacturers (IDMs). However, putting your designs in the hands of a competitor is not a good … Read More


A Candid Conversation with the GlobalFoundries CEO!

A Candid Conversation with the GlobalFoundries CEO!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-25-2015 at 8:00 pm

Image RemovedI did not know Dr. Sanjay Jha prior to this meeting but I certainly knew of him from his time at Qualcomm. It seemed a bit odd for me to fly to Dresden to meet a man that is based here in Silicon Valley but that made the meeting all that more interesting. Especially after finding out the German Chancellor Angela Merkel would… Read More


GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden Fab 1

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dresden Fab 1
by Daniel Nenni on 03-18-2012 at 6:00 pm

Even though my Dresden trip was fraught with fail points it went off without a hitch. Flying over was easy, I connected through London Heathrow, flying back I connected through Frankfurt. The last time I connected through Frankfurt was right after the 9/11 attacks so I had a bit of deja vu. I was in Munich, Heathrow was closed, I was … Read More


My Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference Agenda (DATE 2012)

My Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference Agenda (DATE 2012)
by Daniel Nenni on 03-11-2012 at 7:00 pm

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As this blog is being posted I’m on my way to Dresden for the 2012 Design Automation and Test Conference. DATE used to bounce between Munich and Paris, I have attended many times but not in the past couple of years. No excuse really, just busy with other things.
DATE 2012 Highlights in Dresden include E-Mobility and More-than-Moore… Read More