Globalfoundries Expands into Chinese Wafer Fab

LONDON—Globalfoundries Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced plans to upgrade an existing semiconductor facility in Chongqing in inland China to run some of its processes on 300mm-diameter wafers. The fab will be operated as a joint venture between Globalfoundries and the municipality of Chongqing, with process technology being brought in from Globalfoundries' Singapore site. The Singapore…

NXP Takes Auto Chip Vendor Crown

Following its takeover of Freescale, NXP Semiconductor has been declared the leading automotive chip vendor for 2015 by market research firm Strategy Analytics. This is despite the fact that the deal, announced in March 2015 only closed at the beginning of December 2015. Nonetheless Strategy Analytics has combined the companies auto chip sales at $3.9…