GlobalFoundries announces new 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6e chips at tech summit

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The institution has doubled output of automotive chips and plans to support connected expanding production.

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GlobalFoundries is utilizing its $6 cardinal concern successful its fabrication plants to nutrient caller chips for 5G phones, information centers and cars, the institution announced Wednesday astatine the GF Technology Summit

Juan Cordovez, SVP  of sales, said successful a property merchandise that the institution is delivering differentiated solutions that are much intelligent, unafraid and vigor efficient. 

"This past 18 months has demonstrated what a semiconductor is and that they

are captious to everything we do," Cordovez said. "This consciousness and request person catalyzed innovation successful areas specified arsenic automotive and IoT, and this requires a caller mode of thinking."

In a property briefing connected Tuesday, Sept. 14, Cordovez said each constituent of the semiconductor manufacture has to set to the monolithic acceleration successful demand.

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"We spot this pervasive deployment arsenic the adjacent large skyline of maturation and that volition necessitate differentiation and partnerships with customers to person this benignant of interaction connected nine and humanity," helium said.

Cordovez said GlobalFoundries has precocious invested $1 cardinal successful each of the company's plants successful Germany and the U.S. and $4 cardinal successful the Singapore foundry.

"We are increasing our portfolio truthful radical tin innovate connected a strategy level and an exertion level," helium said. 

New products for 5G phones

Peter Gammel, vice president of GF's mobile and wireless infrastructure concern unit, said during the property briefing that the company's caller statement with Qualcomm to present precocious 5G RF front-end products volition heighten the idiosyncratic acquisition with 5G phones.

The products for mobile devices see caller diagnostic sets for 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6e mobile phones and astute devices:

  • GF RF-SOI sub 6GHz Solutions for stronger 5G connections.
  • GF FDX-RF Solutions for the 5G mmWave procreation of devices.
  • GF Wi-Fi Solutions with enhanced RF and Power Amplifier functionality.  
  • GF Display Solutions to alteration adaptable refresh connected OLED displays and moderated refresh rates for artillery savings.
  • GF Audio Solutions with a non-volatile representation option.
  • GF Imaging Solutions with caller features that let stacked CMOS representation sensors with >200 Mpixels of resolution. 

Automotive chips

GF announced that the GF 22FDXTM level is Auto Grade 1 Ready astatine Fab 1 successful Dresden, Germany.  Mike Hogan, GF's automotive conception leader, said the institution is successful the process of expanding its proviso of automotive chips to unprecedented levels. 

"We are going to treble our output to automotive customers and we've made definite that our full concern portfolio tin interaction the automotive industry," Hogan said.

He said the manufacture requires best-in-class sensing exertion due to the fact that nary magnitude of processing powerfulness volition marque a car safer to thrust without bully sensors. 

"Cars are becoming a smart-phone similar acquisition and powerfulness depletion and conservation are the currency of the realm," Hogan said. 

New chips for information centers

GF besides announced a caller level and features for much powerfulness and vigor efficiency: GF's caller Silicon Photonics 45nm Platform. Amir Faintuch, elder vice president and wide manager astatine GF, said the institution is starring the determination from electrons to photonics with the 45nm platform.

"The solutions person passed captious tech milestones and are connected way for afloat exertion qualification successful Q1 2022," Faintuch said. 

The monolithic level combines RF CMOS and optical components connected the aforesaid chip, and includes the archetypal micro ringing resonator optical constituent successful 300 mm wafer technology, according to the company.

IoT chips

Finally, the institution announced a Microdisplay Solutions for IoT devices that optimize and amended process velocity and trim leakage arsenic good arsenic supply enhanced pixel operator functionality for smaller and lighter augmented world glasses.

GF Microdisplay Solutions are based connected the GF 22FDX+ platform, which has realized much than $7.5 cardinal successful design wins astir the world, according to the company. A plan triumph is simply a metric that tracks however often a spot plan is incorporated into a customer's merchandise and utilized exclusively for a circumstantial play of time.

Hogan said IoT requirements are immoderate of the biggest challenges for spot designers due to the fact that customers privation products that are ever on, usage small power, enactment aggregate standards, enactment successful analyzable environments and travel successful varied signifier factors. 

"There is an insatiable request for embedded sensing, AI, and information to make an intelligent edge," helium said.

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