Peter Clarke, Analog Editor, EE Times Europe
7/13/2015 05:14 PM EDT
Globalfoundries' CEO says it's clear that More-than-Moore is now mainstream rather than niche.
With its latest news Globalfoundries Inc. has not only confirmed itself as a supporter of the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) approach to IC manufacturing but that it also thinks sufficiently highly of the technology that it wants it own exclusive processes to address a swathe of low power applications.
Globalfoundries has developed a 22nm FD-SOI platform of four processes based on a licensing deal it originally signed with STMicroelectronics back in 2012. That was before Sanjay Jha arrived at the company to take over as CEO at the beginning of 2014. Jha had previously been CEO of Motorola Mobility Inc. – now part of Google – and COO at Qualcomm.
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