Program advances long-term technology roadmap and reinforces company’s commitment to technology leadership in differentiated foundry solutions
SAN JOSE, CA. , May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At its annual GF Technology Summit (GTS), GlobalFoundries (Nasdaq: GFS) (GF) today announced the launch of GF Labs, a new program that extends the development horizon of innovative and differentiated semiconductor technology and expands the portfolio of feature-rich and enabling solutions. GF Labs will focus on advancing new technologies and long-term roadmap differentiation that will enable GF customers to develop innovative products and accelerate their time to market.
Semiconductor innovation is critical to the growth and development of megatrends in technology that are reshaping the global economy, including the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, 6G, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, and next-generation automotive, which are propelling semiconductor market revenue to more than $1.3 trillion by the end of the decade, according to International Business Strategies.
GF has a proven track record of innovating new materials such as FD-SOI on 22FDX® and novel device architectures that enabled GF Fotonix™, the company’s recently announced next-generation silicon photonics platform.
GF Labs extends and accelerates this innovation momentum by creating an open framework of internal and external research and development initiatives that offer a differentiated pipeline of market-driven process technology solutions for future data-centric, connected, smart and secure.
“Fostering innovation in semiconductors is critical to delivering a differentiated technology portfolio that will continue to power emerging markets,” said Gregg Bartlet, senior vice president of technology, engineering and quality, GF. “Our goal is to ensure that we are always developing the latest technologies that deliver meaningful differentiation to our customers, not just in the near term, but well into the next decade. The launch of GF Labs accelerates our pursuit of innovation it takes to develop and deliver powerful technological advances to our customers.”
GF has a proven track record in building partnerships with innovative startups, industry consortia, materials suppliers, universities and government entities around the world. Leveraging GF’s extensive patent portfolio and deep technical expertise in digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF and embedded memory, GF Labs will leverage the capabilities of an extensive research platform including the Center interuniversity of microelectronics (IMEC) in BelgiumFraunhofer in GermanyDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the United States and the Institute for Microelectronics of Singaporeas well as an extensive network of university partnerships.
Research and development within GF Labs is ongoing with a list of innovative technology capabilities and solutions already in development such as Radio Frequency Silicon on Insulator (RFSOI) and Silicon Germanium (SiGe). GF will continue to invest to develop and scale bespoke solutions, with GF Labs serving as an R&D engine accelerating differentiated wide bandgap semiconductor-based solutions that go beyond the traditional shrink transistor approach. Additional program and partner details will be announced in the second half of 2022.
“We have an extensive research portfolio in the areas of high-performance computing, cryogenic electronics, bioelectronics and biosensors, physical layer security, and hardware-based design automation. “IA. Collaborating with GF gives us the freedom to explore innovative ideas, such as integrating advanced SiGe devices with high-performance CMOS technologies to help achieve the requirements for next-generation wireless electronics.”
George WhitePh.D., Director of Strategic Partnerships, Georgia Institute of Technology
“For more than 10 years, we have worked together with GF to help drive technology innovation in multiple dimensions. The launch of GF Labs will enable tomorrow’s technology that is smarter and more intuitive, more connected and secure, more powerful and energy efficient We are committed to continuing our collaboration on advanced semiconductor R&D with GF, working hand-in-hand to find solutions that grow the high-tech industry.
Luc Van den hove, president and chief executive officer, imec
“IQE’s collaboration with GF on GaN accelerates the development of differentiated technology platforms that enable smart mobile devices, wireless infrastructure, power electronics and next-generation displays.
America LemosCEO, IQE
“Micledi has developed a unique and innovative solution for microLED arrays. Our technology is based on an innovative combination of III/V material processing, 3D integration and 300mm silicon-based processing combined with a proprietary ASIC to deliver a compact, self-contained monolithic AR display with high image quality and high power efficiency. Our partnership with GF enables future AR devices and revolutionizes the way digital information is delivered to consumers.”
Soeren SteudelChief Technology Officer, Micledi micro-screens
“Congratulations to GF on their visionary venture with GF Labs. We are thrilled to partner with them as a member of the Semiconductor Alliance to accelerate research, innovation and prototyping, and help grow the U.S. semiconductor industry. drivers in an environment of increased global competition Collaboration between industry, government and academia in United States will facilitate the growth of advanced manufacturing, strengthen supply chains and help protect intellectual property.”
Dr. Raj Jammy, Chief Technology Officer, MITER Engenuity and Director, Semiconductor Alliance
“Ranovus is dedicated to developing application-specific optical engines that are energy and space efficient to cope with the massive growth of data center traffic, which is being fueled by new computing, storage and provisioning paradigms. network. Ranovus’ Odin™ monolithic photonics platform leverages the GF Fotonix™ process with its feature-rich libraries as well as Ranovus’ own proprietary photonics and RF IP blocks, including innovative on-chip lasers, to enable high optical interconnect unprecedented density for data center applications. Ranovus teams work together to deliver industry-leading solutions.”
John MartinhoSenior Vice President of Research and Development, Ranovus
“The close collaboration between SOITEC and GF on the development of state-of-the-art RFSOI and FD-SOI substrates continues to set the pace for the introduction of market-leading solutions for each generation of mobile connectivity standards.
Bernard AspersDeputy CEO, SOITEC
“GF technologies made 5G millimeter wave possible with 45RSOI and 22FDX® processes first used by universities and later by most enterprises in 5G and SATCOM. It is now taking steps to establish a leadership position in the 6G We have collaborated on a broad set of high-risk, high-reward research projects leveraging the unparalleled advantages of FD-SOI, RF-SOI and SiGe technologies with phased arrays and transceivers up to 180 GHz and together we push the boundaries. a great partner, with an accurate design kit over 100GHz. They also support innovative work and enable the successful demonstration of complex 6G systems.”
Gabriel M. Rebeiz, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor and Endowed Chair of the Wireless Communications Industry at UC San Diego
GlobalFoundries, Inc. (GF) is one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. GF is redefining semiconductor innovation and manufacturing by developing and delivering feature-rich process technology solutions that deliver industry-leading performance in ubiquitous, high-growth markets. GF offers a unique combination of design, development and manufacturing services. With a talented and diverse workforce and a large-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the United States, Europe and Asia, GF is a trusted source of technology for customers around the world. For more information, visit www.gf.com.
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