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Globalfoundries Shares Uncommon Solutions, New Fab and Node Variations
March 7, 2013
Globalfoundries’s VP Mike Noonen talks with Chip Design’s John Blyler and Chipestimate.TV’s Sean O’Kane at the Common Platform Technology (CPT) forum.
Highlights of the talk:
- Noonen recapped Globalfoundries‘s low-power/high-technology balance in the 32-, 28-, 20-, and 14-nm FinFET platforms.
- Uncommon solutions were highlighted in the world of clocking, multicore, and SOI designs (i.e., Cyclos, Adapteva, ST Micro, and Soitec partnerships).
- Recently opened New York fab holds six football fields of clean rooms with 60 miles of monorail shuffling wafer tracks. But more impressive is the variety of designs being manufactured – from 32, 28, and 20 nm to 14-nm FinFETs.