News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

Qualcomm, the world's largest supplier of chips for mobile devices, may contract Globalfoundries, in addition to Samsung Semiconductor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. to make chips using 28nm process technology.

Earlier this year Qualcomm announced plans to outsource manufacturing of chips originally produced at 28nm node at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to other foundries after TSMC failed to fulfill Qualcomm's demand for the latest Snapdragon S4 family of products. Early in July, it transpired that Qualcomm had approached Samsung Semiconductor and UMC to make its chips using 28nm manufacturing process.

According to a report from Commercial Times news-paper (which report was partly translated by DigiTimes web-site), Globalfoundries has also landed orders to make chips for Qualcomm at 28nm node. Theoretically, it is possible to make chips using 28nm-LPH fabrication process both at Globalfoundries and Samsung Semiconductor, as both foundries belong to the same industry alliance; hence, it is in Qualcomm's interests to contract both contract makers of semiconductors.

What should be noted, is that Globalfoundries and Qualcomm back in 2012 entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding to collaborate on leading edge technologies, such as 45nm low power and 28nm LP with an intended collaboration on future advanced process nodes. Therefore, it is logical for Qualcomm to contract GF, which is why it was surprising that several weeks ago the rumours only pointed to Samsung and UMC.

 

Globalfoundries and Qualcomm did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Globalfoundries, Qualcomm, 28nm, Snapdragon, Semiconductor

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 07/14/12 07:39:27 AM
Latest comment: 07/14/12 07:39:27 AM

[1-1]

1. 
This is no surprise with TSMC unable to meet 28nm demand. GloFo and IBM have been working together on 28nm (and smaller), process tech. GloFo seems to have made excellent 28nm progress in the last couple months.
0 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 07/14/12 07:39:27 AM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014

6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur