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There is a revolution in the automotive industry, driven by the growth of electronics in automotive systems and its associated semiconductor content. New electronic technologies promise to enhance the driving experience — navigation, remote roadside assistance and advanced systems that combine data from multiple sensors with high-performance processors that make control decisions. Some of the key technology trends “under-the-hood” and inside the car include:

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV) drivetrains
  • Semi-Autonomous / Autonomous driving
  • Infotainment — augmenting the user content and experience
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) communications
  • Security and Privacy controls

These trends have led to the emergence of key applications and sub-segments such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and safety, powertrain, infotainment and body electronics that are differentiated by SoC solutions and bounded by quality, reliability and safety controls.

GlobalFoundries has been supplying semiconductors to the automotive market for over 10 years. GF has become one of the fastest growing automotive foundries in the world by working with partners to implement mainstream and leading-edge process technologies and multi-core automotive solutions with proven quality flows, such as:

  • MCUs
  • Cellular and WiFi communications
  • Embedded memory
  • Sensors

GF AutoPro Service Package

AutoPro™ Service Package

GF’s AutoPro Service Package is built on the company’s proven quality and operational systems. It represents GF’s approach to serving the automotive industry across all regions and business groups. The GF infrastructure supports customers and meets strict automotive quality requirements defined by these standards bodies:

  • International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
  • Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)
  • VDA (EU)

The GF AutoPro Service Package is built upon three foundational pillars:

  • Quality Systems Readiness
  • Technology Platform Readiness
  • Operational Readiness
Customer Relationship Management
 IATF 16949 Registration AEC Q100 Qual (Grade 2,1,0) Safe Launch Methodology 
 VDA 6.3 Process Approach AutoPro Design Rules and DFM Automated SPC 
 Core Tools Execution ISO26262, ASIL and Functional Safety Post Maintenace Control 
 Supplier and Sub-supplier IATF Mgt AutoPro Reliabilty Monitoring Fault Detection and Classification 
 Zero Defects Culture DFMEA & PFMEA and ASIC Design Preferred Tool Path Mgt 
 Change Mgt and PCN Horizon Reports Customer Critical Parameter Tracking Lot Control and Maverick Handling 
 Global Standard Quality Handbook Advanced Product Quality Planning Enhanced Outgoing Quality Controls 
Quality SystemsTechnology PlatformOperational Control


Mission — “Zero Excursions, Zero Defects”

GF prides itself on maintaining and continually improving its quality system with a zero excursions, zero defects mission to ensure automotive best practices that far exceed compliance to industry standards. GF’s production operations employ processes that greatly reduce risk and enhance the quality of delivered products.

Focus — “Customers First, Quality Always”

GF’s approach to the automotive market is to understand its customers’ expectations and requirements, gain alignment, and incorporate these aligned requirements into internal systems and processes. GF’s goal is to meet all customer expectations and industry requirements.

Market Overview

Automative Market

A self-driving electric car is basically a computer on wheels with a big battery and a bunch of digital eyes and data to analyze. — CNBC, 2016

The Differentiator

GF Products - Automotive Tiers and Customer Traction

GF Solutions

Client Applications

GF Product



SoCs / MCU

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Powertrain, Body & Safety

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  • SoCs / MCU
  • Powertrain, Body & Safety
  • Power
  • SoCs / MCU
  • Powertrain, Body & Safety
  • Power

Key sub-segments and components

Automative Market

ADAS System Requires Full Range of Technologies

ADAS surround sensors will be cameras, radar, infrared and LIDAR

  • Cameras will be 2Mp to 5Mp with most post processing done in ADAS Core CPU
  • radar moving from 24GHz - 64GHz / Ultrasonic to 77GHz radar with integrated logic
  • Long range front radar will remain 77GHz SiGe to maintain power and range
  • LIDAR generates high resolution long range and surround view with a vast amount of data

Sensor data will flow into ADAS Core CPU to create 360° view and implement vehicle response (brake, steer, pre-tension, ABS, etc.)



Application24 GHz77-86 GHz
Automotive Radar - FrontSiGe HP: 8WLSiGe HP: 8HPSiGe HP: 8XP
Automotive Radar - Side/Rear7SW, 45RFSOI (mmWave)
Vehicle-2-Vehicle (V2V)SiGe PA: 5PAe, 1KW5PAe, 5PAx, 1K5PAxSiGe HP: 8HP, 8XP
7SW, 45RFSOI (mmWave)
Vehicle-2-Road / Infrastructure (V2X)SiGe PA: 5PAe, 1KW5PAe, 5PAx, 1K5PAxSiGe HP: 8HP, 8XP
Gesture Sensing SiGe HP: 8HP, 8XP
SiGe Usage Guidelines7SW, 45RFSOI Usage Guidelines
High PA Output PowerLow to Medium Output Power
Low Power / high frequency operationLow Power / Low to Medium Frequency Operation
Low to Medium Digital IntegrationHigh Digital Integration
Simplified Impedance Matching / mmWave BEOLSimplified Impedance Matching / mmWave BEOL (45RFSOI)
High Breakdown VoltagesLow to Medium Breakdown Voltages
High Operating VoltagesLow to Medium Operating Voltages
Excellent Thermal StabilityLNA+Switch integration
Low NF; 1/f noise 


Automotive 77GHz mmWave radar, employing SiGe digital and RF technologies, gives ADAS the ability to see on all sides of the vehicle. Moving from SiGe to CMOS processes, expected in 2018, will support more digital content capabilities. Our 40nm mmWave RF solutions integrate CPU/DSP, memory, and other IP into a single-chip automotive radar solution.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, including WiFi (802.11p) and dedicated short range communications (DSRC), provide traffic and essential safety information in ADAS systems.

  • Catena IP – BLE / 15.4
  • 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz
  • Automotive Ethernet
  • 5G cellular

GLOBALFOUNDRIES has an automotive power process which enables customers to provide a monolithic solution for multiple modules inside electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cars:

  • 130nm BCDLite/BCD for automotive power solutions
  • Automotive Grade 1 and Grade 0 qualified process
  • 100V device for 48V hybrid specification
  • NVM (eFlash) solution for real-time information on age and health of battery
  • Applicable sub-segments: bttery management, battery monitoring, head-end PMICs

Analog - Power Solutions Span Full Voltage and Density Range

Automative Market


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