GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that Toshiba Corporation will join the
company's GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem of partners. As a worldwide ASIC
partner, Toshiba will enable its Fit Fast Structured Array (FFSATM)
and ASIC solutions based upon GLOBALFOUNDRIES' technologies and services
for customers across the globe.
The agreement includes participation on multi-project wafer (MPW) runs
and production wafers covering the whole portfolio of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
technologies, including leading-edge process nodes.
Initially, the partnership will focus on implementations of Toshiba's
FFSAs manufactured with GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65nm and 40nm low-power process
technologies, with 28nm arrays to follow. Toshiba's FFSA
products-including libraries and intellectual property (IP)-allow
customers to reduce development time and costs by customizing existing
base wafers, choosing from a number of design platforms at
GLOBALFOUNDRIES. For higher-volume applications, customers can work with
Toshiba's libraries to develop fully custom system-on-chips (SoCs). With
an initial product completed, customers can then leverage the embedded
FFSA technology to provide quick-turn derivative products, with much
lower development costs.
"We are very pleased to join GLOBALSOLUTIONS Ecosystem as Worldwide ASIC
Partner," aid Tatsuo Noguchi, Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company. "Our FFSATM
products, developed with BaySand licensed technology and in
collaboration with BaySand Inc. of the U.S., can be configured simply by
customizing the design of a few metal layers, and satisfy increasing
market needs for high performance and low power technologies. We believe
that GLOBALFOUNDRIES customers will benefit from our FFSATM."
"We are excited to have Toshiba, one of the world's leading
semiconductor companies, join our GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem," said Chuck
Fox, senior vice president of worldwide sales at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
"Toshiba has a strong track record of providing ASIC solutions
throughout the world. We believe that many of our customers will benefit
from the combination of Toshiba's world-class design resources and our
proven 65nm, 40nm, and 28nm process technology."
GLOBALSOLUTIONS is the sum of GLOBALFOUNDRIES' internal resources and
ecosystem partners, combined to efficiently enable the fastest
time-to-volume for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' customers. The GLOBALSOLUTIONS
ecosystem includes partners in all aspects of design enablement and
turnkey services, OPC and mask operations, and advanced capabilities in
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world's first full-service semiconductor foundry
with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has
quickly achieved scale as the second largest foundry in the world,
providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing
to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and
the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the
flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three
continents. The company's three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide
the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading
edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major
facilities for research, development and design enablement located near
hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company
(ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.
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