GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands Partner Program to Speed Time-to-Market of FDX Solutions

Increased support affirms FDXcelerator™ Program's vital role in promoting broader deployment of GLOBALFOUNDRIES' FDX™ portfolio


GlobalFoundriesGLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator Program, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics, and QuickLogic.

These new partners join Synopsys, Cadence, INVECAS, VeriSilicon, CEA Leti, Dreamchip, and Encore Semi to provide a suite of services that will enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES customers to rapidly implement 22FDX® system-on-chip (SoC) designs in low-power applications spanning Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile, RF connectivity, and networking markets.

The FDXcelerator Partner Program builds upon GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX and 12FDX™ technologies, an alternative to FinFET-based technologies for chips that require performance on demand and energy efficiency at the lowest solution cost. GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX platform provides a lower-cost migration path from bulk nodes such as 40nm and 28nm, which allows customers to design differentiated, intelligent, and fully-integrated system solutions.

FDXcelerator partners play a critical role by providing a set of specific solutions and resources that help increase design productivity on FDX technology and reduce time-to-market for its customers. GLOBALFOUNDRIES works closely with program partners to help customers create high-performance 22FDX designs while minimizing development costs through access to a broad set of quality offerings, specific to 22FDX technology. The partner ecosystem allows GLOBALFOUNDRIES to accelerate its traction in the market and more effectively offer its FDX products and services to a broader range of customers.

The partner program extends the reach of the FD-SOI ecosystem, creating an open framework that allows selected partners to integrate their products or services into a validated, plug-and-play catalog of design solutions.

The program encompasses FDX-tailored solutions and services, including:

  • EDA tools that leverage differentiated FD-SOI body-bias features, built into industry-leading design flows;
  • IP design elements and complete libraries, including foundational IP, interfaces and complex IP to enable foundry customers to start designs quickly with validated IP elements;
  • ASIC platforms for a complete 22FDX ASIC offering;
  • Reference solutions and system-level expertise in emerging application areas to speed time-to-market;
  • Outsourced assembly and test (OSAT) solution featuring extensive manufacturing capacity to enable state-of-the art SoC delivery, and;
  • Design consultation and other services dedicated to FDX technology.

“As the FDXcelerator program continues to expand, partners play a critical role in helping to serve our growing number of customers and extend the reach of our FD-SOI ecosystem by providing innovative FDX-tailored solutions and services,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of product management at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “These new partners will help drive deeper engagement and enhance technology collaboration, including tighter interlock around quality, qualification and development methodology, enabling us to deliver advanced 22FDX SoC solutions.”

GLOBALFOUNDRIES is focused on building strong ecosystem partnerships with industry leaders. With the FDXcelerator program, GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ partners and customers can now benefit from a greater availability of resources to take advantage of the broad adoption and accelerating growth of the FDX market.

To learn more about GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDXcelerator partner program, please visit our Partners page.

Supporting Quotes

“With a fast-evolving IoT and wearables application landscape, ASE is pleased to have been selected by GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a trusted partner to provide a robust and reliable supply chain for IC assembly and test services, ultimately accelerating time-to-market for our mutual customers. Through this collaboration, ASE has successfully qualified GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDX technology platform using our innovative wire bond, flip chip and wafer level packaging technologies. Going forward, we are excited to further expand our partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES so customers can increasingly draw from our complementary portfolios encompassing foundry and packaging & test capabilities, all of which are being developed to align with emerging market needs.”

Rich Rice, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ASE Group

“Amkor Technology is pleased to join GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDXcelerator partner program.  This ecosystem alliance provides an accelerated time-to-market approach for those customers desiring to benefit from the gains in FD-SOI technology in areas where FinFET struggles with complexity and ability to meet pricing objectives.  We look forward to supporting the ecosystem alliance and all of our customers seeking to take advantage of the FDX value proposition.”

Ron Huemoeller, Corporate Vice President, WW R&D and Technology Strategy, Amkor Technology

“Infosys helps clients accelerate their time to market with our silicon to systems range of Engineering Services. Being a partner with GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator program, further enhances our silicon engineering offerings and puts us in a unique position to address technology requirements for our semiconductor clients.”

Sudip Singh, SVP & Global Head of Engineering Services, Infosys

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