GLOBALSOLUTIONS® Ecosystem

Solving the challenges associated with developing today's sophisticated semiconductors requires solutions beyond advanced process technologies alone. Access to best-in-class electronic design automation (EDA) software tools, design intellectual property (IP), design services, mask services and assembly solutions is crucial for developing next-generation designs and winning market share in an increasingly competitive landscape. GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®) supports customers in achieving successful first-pass chip designs and getting their hardware to market faster through deep partnerships with leading solution providers across these critical areas.

The GLOBALSOLUTIONS® ecosystem simplifies the development of differentiated hardware by enabling customers and partners to leverage application-optimized GF FinFET, FDX™, SOI, silicon photonics, SiGe and CMOS platforms and expert in-house resources while giving designers access to a broad portfolio of market-aligned partner solutions.

The GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem offers application-optimized services and solutions from >50 partners, which have been validated against GF silicon process technologies to ensure they meet the highest standards.
Customer benefits

Design with confidence, reduce turnaround time, costs and risks and differentiate your hardware by leveraging GF in-house assets coupled with a broad range of validated, platform/application-optimized partner services and solutions.

Partner benefits

Amplify your visibility, reach and market penetration, gain valuable insights into GF solutions and platform roadmaps, leverage GF expertise and unlock a wide range of co-marketing opportunities.


GF's comprehensive ecosystem, composed of all GF partners.
 
 

GF ecosystem for building innovative 22FDX-based products.

GF ecosystem for building highly optimized RF products.

The GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem includes specialized FDXcelerator™ and RFwave™ partner programs that ease the migration to GF FDX™ platforms and simplify RF design, respectively. The two programs can help customers reduce design effort and achieve first-time-right results in application-specific hardware that sets them apart from their competition in their target markets.

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Contact us at ecosystem_support-uc@globalfoundries.com to find out more about the customer and partner benefits of the GLOBALSOLUTIONS program

Ecosystem Partners

Amkor is one of the world's largest providers of contract semiconductor assembly and test services. Founded in 1968, Amkor pioneered the outsourcing of IC assembly and test and is now a strategic manufacturing partner for more than 200 of the world's leading semiconductor companies and electronics OEMs. Amkor's operational base encompasses more than 5 million square feet of floor space with production facilities, product development centers and sales & support offices located in key electronics manufacturing regions in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Analog Bits, Inc. specializes in designing transistor level IP components fully customized for easy and reliable integration into digital chips designed on modern CMOS logic processes. Products include precision clocking IP macros such as PLLs, DLLs, and programmable interconnect solutions such as multi-protocol SerDes. With over 500 designs in mass production across a variety of processes, Analog Bits is a premier clocking IP supplier with a solid track record of first time working silicon at GF.

Aragio Solutions is a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and integrated design service provider with a focus on quality ESD designs for IO pad sets. The company's IP and design expertise have been utilized by design teams at companies worldwide. Aragio deliverables provide IC designers with a uniform IO pad set for a wide range of process technologies. Aragio's designs can be customized to a specific client’s needs, or can be implemented as an entire library with the I/O library architecture specified by Aragio. Aragio's solutions have an eleven year track record of success with technology solutions ranging from 0.6 um “old linear” CMOS technology to the Common Platform 65nm process node.

Arasan Chip Systems is a leading IP solution provider for mobile storage and connectivity. Arasan’s silicon-proven Total IP Solutions include digital controllers, analog PHYs, verification IP, hardware verification kits, software stacks and drivers, and optional customization services for eMMC, Ethernet, MIPI, PCI, SD, SDIO, UFS, and USB.

ARM® Physical IP Platforms deliver process optimized IP, for best-in-class processor implementations. These platforms are comprised of logic libraries, memory compilers and interface IP. Collectively, they provide a powerful suite of design alternatives, offering System-on-Chip (SoC) designers the ability to balance performance, power, area and manufacturability throughout the design process. ARM leadership in microprocessor architectures, coupled with its Physical IP Platform, delivers optimal SoC designs and reduces time-to-market.

The ASE Group is the world's largest provider of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test. As a global leader geared towards meeting the industry's ever growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, the Group develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, system-in-package, final test and design manufacturing services through Universal Scientific Industrial Co Ltd, a member of the ASE Group.

Founded in 2010, Attopsemi Technology is dedicated to developing proprietary I-fuse™ OTP IP to all CMOS process technologies from 0.7um to 7nm and beyond. I-fuse™ OTP provides small size, high reliability, low program voltage, low power and wide temperature range to enable harsh applications such as automotive, 3D IC, and IoT applications.

Cadence Design Systems is a leading global EDA company. Cadence customers use our software, hardware, and services to overcome a range of technical and economic hurdles. Our technologies help customers create mobile devices with longer battery life. Designers of ICs for game consoles and other consumer electronics speed their products to market using our hardware simulators to run software on a 'virtual' chip—long before the actual chip exists. We bridge the traditional gap between chip designers and fabrication facilities, so that manufacturing challenges can be addressed early in the design stage. And our custom IC design platform enables designers to harmonize the divergent worlds of analog and digital design to create some of the most advanced mixed-signal system on chip (SoC) designs. These are just a few of the many essential Cadence solutions that drive the success of leading IC and electronic systems companies.

Our Engineers attend and contribute to several Standards, including IEEE 802.3, OPEN Alliance SIG, USB IF with the aim to develop and offer innovative IPs based upon such Standards which includes: 802.3cg and 802.3bw Automotive and Industrial Ethernet PHYs and MAC layers, USB2 Phys, USB Power Delivery 2 PHY and the newly released eUSB2 Repeater.

Since its establishment in 1986, Catena is recognized as the partner of choice for global IC makers in designing wireless connectivity and sensor electronics system solutions created by world-class RF, signal processing and system architecture experts.
Catena is providing full custom IC developments as well as complete system IP for various applications, enabling its customer’s fast time to market. The developments are mainly one chip solutions including RF, Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Cores, Embedded Software and tooling. Contact Catena and check out what we can do in your next Wireless and Sensor project!

  • Credentialed FD-SOI expertise on system design, IC design, and fast prototyping
  • IoT, RF, and ADAS SoC realization focus
  • Silicon validated IO Libraries, with robust ESD and a wide variety of features and applications. Optimized IO customizations targeting low-power, IoT, consumer electronics, automotive, Rad-Hard/Aerospace, communications and RF applications available.
  • Design services that provide custom IO and ESD Libraries and solutions for your products. We work with your design teams to help tailor the IO library for your product needs.

CMC Microsystems has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering multi-project wafer services across a range of technologies, including advanced microelectronics, photonics and MEMS. Based in Canada, CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by providing access to design tools, prototyping, value-added packaging & assembly services and in-house expertise for first-time-right prototypes. Through its CAD, FAB and LAB platforms and services, CMC enables more than 10,000 academic participants and 1,000 companies from Canada and around the world to develop innovations in micro-nanotechnologies—taking an idea from concept through to a manufacturable prototype. CMC also offers options for dedicated engineering runs and full production wafers in GF technology solutions. www.cmc.ca

CSEM is one of Europe's leading providers of IoT solutions. With more than 15 years of experience in this domain, our multidisciplinary team includes experts in hardware and software, wireless communications and sensors, and systems integration and standards, all taking a holistic view of our customers' applications in order to provide them with optimized answers to the challenges they face.

DELTA was established in 1941 and employs 270 highly skilled people located in Denmark, Sweden, and England. Our annual turnover in 2011 was DKK 327 million. With more than 70 years of experience we have extensive expertise in development of technology driven products within sectors such as health and welfare technology, climate, energy and the environment. Every year we help more than 2,000 customers worldwide with their product development process from product idea, product extreme testing to product launch. DELTA is a highly reputable international company and part of GTS – Advanced Technology Group approved by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. We help ideas meet the real world.

DNP is dedicated to maintaining our top position as the leader in photomask technology. To this end, we are consistently accelerating next generation development through continued focus on "in-house" and collaborative R&D efforts. Through significant investment in R&D and advanced manufacturing capacity, DNP is able to maintain its technological expertise to satisfy the complex technical demands of today and well into the future. As an example, DNP was the first company to co-develop 50KeV writing tools and introduce them to the industry, enabling smaller feature sizes for the most advanced semiconductors.

Headquartered in France, Dolphin Design, previously known as Dolphin Integration, is a semiconductor company employing 160 people, including 140 highly qualified engineers.  

eMemory Technology Inc. founded in August of 2000, is a technology based company focused on the development of logic embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) such as OTP, MTP, and Flash. We have published 186 patents. There are over 158 companies who have implemented our technologies and intellectual properties (IP) worldwide. With over 550 products customers designed, more than 330 have been manufactured. To date, 560,000 wafers have been fabricated with 95% covered by worldwide foundries. Our product line covers Neobit Fuse, Neobit MTP, Neobit RFID, and NeoFlash.

Encore Semi, Inc is the premier Design Services company in the USA with extensive expertise in System on Chip implementation including both hardware and embedded software development. Encore Semi is the preferred partner for many of the tier-1 fabless semiconductor companies. We have an excellent reputation for providing the highest level of engineering skills. Our capabilities include both augmentation as well as turnkey project execution.
Our technical expertise includes RTL development and verification, synthesis, timing analysis, physical design, low power expertise, emulation, hardware and software co-verification and validation, and more. Encore Semi's business models are flexible and we can deploy a design team at your facility or perform the work at our own design centers.

  • EnSilica is a fabless ASIC company offering a full design and supply service for mixed signal and digital ASICs down to 22nm
  • Our expertise includes low-power Ghz and sub-GHz radio design, mmWave RF design, sensor interfacing and advanced radar systems for automotive