Sophia Antipolis, July 11th, 2013 -- Scaleo chip announced today it has entered into a collaborative agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for the design and manufacture of automotive qualified devices. The partnership includes technology access, combined effort for technology qualification, joint marketing and business development activities. Scaleo chip will act as an enabler to the automotive market for GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES will provide Scaleo chip with qualified process technology.
Scaleo chip designs and sells SoC and microcontroller solutions for demanding embedded systems. Scaleo chip products are built around breakthrough patented technologies in functional safety and flexible hardware within a multicore architecture, addressing challenging real-time processing and control systems that require high levels of integrity.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a comprehensive set of semiconductor manufacturing technologies, from the mainstream nodes at 180nm to the most advanced technologies at 14nm and beyond. In addition, GLOBALFOUNDRIES offers the security of global production capabilities with manufacturing campuses located in Singapore, Germany and the United States.
“The automotive market for semiconductors is growing rapidly, as today’s most advanced cars use hundreds of mixed-technology ICs in everything from the powertrain to modern infotainment systems,” said Mike Noonen, executive vice president of global sales, marketing, quality and design at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Our collaboration with Scaleo chip is a great example of how partnerships between design and manufacturing can deliver innovative silicon solutions to meet the need of today’s most important markets.”
“It is time for fabless to displace the traditional IDM model that provides customers nothing but limited choices,” said Bruno Paucard, CEO of Scaleo chip. “GLOBALFOUNDRIES is an incredibly powerful and global partner to help us exceed customers’ expectations in terms of technology vision, foundry capabilities and manufacturing reliability with a worldwide footprint.”
Through the agreement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES becomes Scaleo chip’s preferred foundry partner and Scaleo chip becomes a preferred design partner for GLOBALFOUNDRIES customers requiring expertise, know-how and unique IP in critical embedded applications such as in automotive, aeronautic and industrial markets.
With this partnership, Scaleo chip confirms its role at the heart of an ecosystem of first class industrial partners, including the most advanced and successful foundry, IP providers, software and tooling editors to offer complete and high quality SoC solutions.
About Scaleo chip:
Scaleo chip is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and sells complete and high value solutions, combining System-on-Chip (SoC) and embedded software for the future of automotive electronics industry. Scaleo chip product offering includes standard automotive microcontrollers addressing powertrain, body control, driver information and infotainment applications. The company leverages its technology and
know-how by offering additionally custom products development and manufacturing for applications requiring added quality constraints as in aeronautic or industrial markets. Scaleo chip is headquartered in Sophia-Antipolis, France. For more information, visit: www.scaleochip.com.