GLOBALFOUNDRIES Offers BCDlite™ Technology Process for Applications in the Automotive Industry
Modular and reliable process platform enables simplicity, flexibility,
Milpitas, Calif., September 12, 2011 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it is offering its BCDlite™ foundry technology optimized for automotive applications such as power management devices, audio amplifiers, displays and LED driver integrated circuits (ICs). Built on a proven process used in high-volume manufacturing for consumer applications, the 0.18um technology is a comprehensive, modular platform that offers an unprecedented combination of performance and cost.
According to a report by Semicast Research, the average semiconductor content per vehicle is expected to grow at CAGR 4.3% from 2008 to 2017, approximately $425 per vehicle by 2017. The overall global revenue for automotive semiconductor market is forecasted to grow from US$20 billion in 2010 to US$39 billion by 2017.
To ensure robustness in its automotive process manufacturing, the GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 0.18um BCDlite™ has undergone the Automotive Electronic Council’s AEC-Q100 Group D critical reliability test. In addition, the company also conducted its own stringent quality and reliability assessments on the process solution to complement the industry standard. The AEC-Q100 qualified 0.18um BCDlite™ solution will be offered to customers in Q4, 2011.
All GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 200mm fabs in Singapore are certified to ISO/TS16949 automotive quality standards. The company today serves six of the top 10 automotive semiconductor suppliers in the world and has also achieved qualification by many key automotive system manufacturers.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of advanced technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations. With the integration of Chartered Semiconductor in January 2010, GLOBALFOUNDRIES significantly expanded its capacity and ability to provide best-in-class foundry services from mainstream to the leading edge. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with manufacturing operations in Singapore, Germany, and a new leading-edge fab under construction in Saratoga County, New York. These sites are supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
For more information on GLOBALFOUNDRIES, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.