GLOBALSOLUTIONS Partnership Will Enable Leti's FD-SOI and ASICS Design-and-Fabrication Solutions on GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technologies
GRENOBLE, France – Oct. 07, 2015 – CEA-Leti today announced that it has joined the GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem as an ASIC provider, specifically to support GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 22FDX™ technology platform.
GLOBALSOLUTIONS was created more than five years ago to spur innovation in the semiconductor industry and assure chip designers receive world-class service from design conception to production. The eco-system combines GLOBALSOLUTIONS' internal resources with a broad spectrum of partners to efficiently enable the fastest time-to-volume for foundry customers.
“Together with our design services partners, we are able to offer a full suite of services and comprehensive turnkey solutions that confirms GLOBALFOUNDRIES' leadership in providing high-performance customized products in the FD-SOI and ASIC markets,” said Gary Patton, chief technology officer and head of worldwide R&D at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Our expanded partnership with Leti further reflects our commitment to find design implementations that will accelerate time-tovolume and deliver ultra-low-power solutions to our customers.”
Earlier this year, Leti assigned a team of experts to GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Dresden, Germany, Fab 1 to support ramp up of the platform. As an ecosystem partner, Leti will provide GLOBALFOUNDRIES' customers circuit-design IP, including for its backbias feature for FD-SOI, which enables exceptional performance at very low voltages with low leakage.
“This strategic partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES positions Leti to help a broad range of designers utilize FD-SOI technology's significant strengths in ultra-lowpower and high performance in their IoT and mobile devices with 22nm technology,” said Marie Semeria, Leti CEO. “In addition, it gives both sides' customers increased access to our respective technologies. This kind of partnership is a key part of Leti's global strategy.”
About Leti (France)
As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, CEA Tech-Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of microand nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 54 startups. Its 8,500m² of newgeneration cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,800, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us on www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.