Übernahme der IBM Mikroelektroniksparte durch GLOBALFOUNDRIES abgeschlossen

Heu­te ist ein wich­ti­ger Tag für GLOBALFOUNDRIES: Mit der Über­nah­me von IBMs Mikro­elek­tro­nik­spar­te erwei­tern wir unser Pro­dukt- und Patent­port­fo­lio bedeu­tend und begrü­ßen gleich­zei­tig rund 5.000 neue Kol­le­gen.

Für Fab 1 in Dres­den bedeu­tet das, dass wir künf­tig Zugriff auf wich­ti­ge Paten­te und Tech­no­lo­gi­en haben, die unse­re Plä­ne für die Zukunfts­si­che­rung des Stand­orts unter­stüt­zen. Dazu gehö­ren die Ent­wick­lung und Fer­ti­gung von Pro­duk­ten für das Inter­net der Din­ge (Inter­net of Things, IoT) als der nächs­ten gro­ßen Wel­le in unse­rer Bran­che.” — Dr. Rut­ger Wijburg, Seni­or Vice Pre­si­dent und Geschäfts­füh­rer von GLOBALFOUNDRIES Dres­den

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Com­ple­tes Acqui­si­ti­on of IBM Microelec­tro­nics Busi­ness
Tran­sac­tion adds dif­fe­ren­tia­ting tech­no­lo­gies, world-class tech­no­lo­gists, and intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty 
San­ta Cla­ra, Calif., July 1 2015: GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announ­ced that it has com­ple­ted its acqui­si­ti­on of IBM’s Microelec­tro­nics busi­ness.
With the acqui­si­ti­on, GLOBALFOUNDRIES gains dif­fe­ren­tia­ted tech­no­lo­gies to enhan­ce its pro­duct offe­rings in key growth mar­kets, from mobi­li­ty and Inter­net of Things (IoT) to Big Data and high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting. The deal streng­t­hens the company’s work­force, adding deca­des of expe­ri­ence and exper­ti­se in semi­con­duc­tor deve­lop­ment, device exper­ti­se, design, and manu­fac­tu­ring. And the addi­ti­on of more than 16,000 patents and app­li­ca­ti­ons makes
GLOBALFOUNDRIES the hol­der of one of the lar­gest semi­con­duc­tor patent port­fo­li­os in the world.
“Today we have signi­fi­cant­ly enhan­ced our tech­no­lo­gy deve­lop­ment capa­bi­li­ties and rein­force our long-term com­mit­ment to inves­ting in R&D for tech­no­lo­gy lea­dership,” said San­jay Jha, chief exe­cu­ti­ve offi­cer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES.  “We have added world-class tech­no­lo­gists and dif­fe­ren­tia­ted tech­no­lo­gies, such as RF and ASIC, to meet our custo­mers’ needs and acce­le­ra­te our pro­gress toward beco­m­ing a found­ry power­house.” Through the addi­ti­on of some of the brigh­test and most inno­va­ti­ve sci­en­tists and engi­neers in the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, GLOBALFOUNDRIES soli­di­fies its path to advan­ced pro­cess tech­no­lo­gies at 10nm, 7nm, and bey­ond.
In RF, GLOBALFOUNDRIES now has tech­no­lo­gy lea­dership in wire­less front-end modu­le solu­ti­ons. IBM has deve­lo­ped world-class capa­bi­li­ties in both RF sili­con-on-insu­la­tor (RFSOI) and high-per­for­mance sili­con-ger­ma­ni­um (SiGe) tech­no­lo­gies, which are high­ly com­ple­men­ta­ry to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ exis­ting main­stream tech­no­lo­gy offe­rings. The com­pa­ny will con­ti­nue to invest to deli­ver the next genera­ti­on of its RFSOI road­map and looks to cap­tu­re oppor­tu­nities in the auto­mo­ti­ve and home mar­kets.
In ASICs, GLOBALFOUNDRIES now has tech­no­lo­gy lea­dership in wired com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons. This enab­les the com­pa­ny to pro­vi­de the design capa­bi­li­ties and IP necessa­ry to deve­lop the­se high-per­for­mance cus­to­mi­zed pro­duc­ts and solu­ti­ons. With increa­sed invest­ments, the com­pa­ny plans to deve­lop addi­tio­nal ASIC solu­ti­ons in are­as of sto­rage, prin­ters and net­wor­king. The most recent ASIC fami­ly, announ­ced in Janu­a­ry and built on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 14nm-LPP tech­no­lo­gy, has been well accep­ted in the mar­ket­place with several design wins.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES increa­ses its manu­fac­tu­ring sca­le with fabs in East Fish­kill, NY and Essex Junc­tion, VT. The­se faci­li­ties will ope­ra­te as part of the company’s gro­wing glo­bal ope­ra­ti­ons, adding capa­ci­ty and top-notch engi­neers to bet­ter meet the needs of its exis­ting and new custo­mers.
Moreo­ver, the tran­sac­tion builds on signi­fi­cant invest­ments in the bur­geo­ning Nor­the­ast Tech­no­lo­gy Cor­ri­dor, which inclu­des GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ lea­ding-edge Fab 8 faci­li­ty in Sara­to­ga Coun­ty, NY and joint R&D activi­ties at SUNY Poly­tech­nic Institute’s Col­le­ge of Nanos­ca­le Sci­ence and Engi­nee­ring in Alba­ny, NY. The company’s pre­sence in the nor­the­ast now exceeds 8,000 direct employees.
The acqui­si­ti­on inclu­des an exclu­si­ve com­mit­ment to sup­ply IBM with some of the world’s most advan­ced semi­con­duc­tor pro­ces­sor solu­ti­ons for the next 10 years. GLOBALFOUNDRIES also gets direct access to IBM’s con­ti­nued invest­ment in world-class semi­con­duc­tor rese­arch, soli­di­fy­ing its path to advan­ced pro­cess geo­me­tries at 10nm and bey­ond.
For more infor­ma­ti­on about the acqui­si­ti­on, plea­se visit: http://globalfoundries.com/acquisition/ 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-ser­vice semi­con­duc­tor found­ry with a tru­ly glo­bal foot­print. Laun­ched in March 2009, the com­pa­ny has quick­ly achie­ved sca­le as one of the lar­gest found­ries in the world, pro­vi­ding a uni­que com­bi­na­ti­on of advan­ced tech­no­lo­gy and manu­fac­tu­ring to more than 250 custo­mers. With ope­ra­ti­ons in Sin­g­a­po­re, Ger­ma­ny and the United Sta­tes, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only found­ry that offers the fle­xi­bi­li­ty and secu­ri­ty of 
manu­fac­tu­ring cen­ters span­ning three con­ti­nents. The company’s 300mm fabs and 200mm fabs pro­vi­de the full ran­ge of pro­cess tech­no­lo­gies from main­stream to the lea­ding edge. This glo­bal manu­fac­tu­ring foot­print is sup­por­ted by major faci­li­ties for rese­arch, deve­lop­ment and design ena­b­le­ment loca­ted near hubs of semi­con­duc­tor activi­ty in the United Sta­tes, Euro­pe and Asia. 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Muba­da­la Deve­lop­ment Com­pa­ny. For more infor­ma­ti­on, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.