Kilopass NVM OTP Achieves GlobalFoundries 3-Lot Qualification

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it successfully achieved a three-lot qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) technology platform for its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology. Three-lot qualification requires separate wafer runs, each with hundreds of samples. Each sample…

IBM Alliance Creates World’s Tiniest Chip

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors.  The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GlobalFoundries and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than…

GlobalFoundries Completes Acquisition of IBM Chip Unit

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said the acquisition of the company’s global commercial semiconductor technology business by GlobalFoundries has been completed. With the closing of this transaction, GlobalFoundries becomes IBM’s exclusive semiconductor processor technology provider for the next 10 years, ensuring a long-term supply of semiconductors for IBM systems. IBM Research will continue its deep focus on…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…

SST, Globalfoundries Qualify 55-NM Embedded Flash Memory

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, through its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced the full qualification and availability of SST’s 55nm embedded SuperFlash® non-volatile memory (NVM) on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 55nm Low Power Extended (LPx)/ RF enabled platform. The qualification of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’55nm, split-gate-cell SuperFlash technology-based process was performed according to JEDEC standards. This…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers to Record Double-Digit Growth

Nine of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are expected to record double-digit growth in 2014, according to a preview of the IC Insights 2014 McClean Report. The Top 25 semiconductor supplier report reveals that sales at TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix are each expected to increase by more than 20 percent in 2014. The Semiconductor Industry…

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM’s Microelectronics Business

Armonk, N.Y. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews. GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor…