GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX RF Solution Provides the Basis for Next-Gen mmWave Automotive Radar

Next-genera­ti­on auto radar tech­no­lo­gy, based on GF’s 22FDX RF solu­ti­on, will help make vehi­cles smar­ter and roads even safer than today

San­ta Cla­ra, Calif., March 9, 2021 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the glo­bal lea­der in spe­cial­ty semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­ring, and Bosch will part­ner to deve­lop and manu­fac­tu­re next-genera­ti­on auto­mo­ti­ve radar technology.

Bosch cho­se GF as its part­ner to deve­lop a mmWave auto­mo­ti­ve radar sys­tem-on-chip (SoC) for Advan­ced Dri­ver Assi­s­tance Sys­tems (ADAS) app­li­ca­ti­ons, manu­fac­tu­red using GF’s 22FDXRF solu­ti­on. ADAS app­li­ca­ti­ons help dri­vers stay safe by kee­ping a vehi­cle in the cor­rect lane, warning of col­li­si­ons, initia­ting emer­gen­cy bra­king, assis­ting with par­king, and more.

Bosch’s choice of GF as the part­ner for its next-gen mmWave auto­mo­ti­ve radar is based on GF’s lea­ders­hip in spe­cial­ty found­ry solu­ti­ons for RF and mmWave. GF’s 22FDX RF solu­ti­on, with its best-in-class per­for­mance, power con­sump­ti­on, and broad fea­ture inte­gra­ti­on capa­bi­li­ty, is the semi­con­duc­tor solu­ti­on of choice for auto­mo­ti­ve radar.

We are proud to part­ner with Bosch to deve­lop a new genera­ti­on of auto­mo­ti­ve radar, and to help make vehi­cles smar­ter and roads even safer than they are today,” said Mike Hogan, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger of Auto­mo­ti­ve, Indus­tri­al and Mul­ti-mar­ket at GF. “Bosch’s lea­ders­hip, as an inno­va­tor and pro­vi­der of top-qua­li­ty OEM solu­ti­ons to the auto indus­try, is unques­tion­ab­le. At GF, we have embraced excel­lence in auto­mo­ti­ve semi­con­duc­tors as a core stra­te­gy, and our 22FDX is unbea­t­a­ble as a high-per­for­mance, low-power solu­ti­on. In addi­ti­on, GF is the only found­ry with in-house mmWave test capability.”

Depen­da­ble radar and ADAS sys­tems are of para­mount impor­t­ance to dri­vers and auto­ma­kers around the world,” sta­ted Oli­ver Wolst, seni­or vice pre­si­dent hea­ding Bosch’s Inte­gra­ted Cir­cuit divi­si­on. “We cho­se to part­ner with Glo­bal­Found­ries for their pro­ven lea­ders­hip in RF and mmWave tech­no­lo­gy, which is rein­for­ced by their deep exper­ti­se in the auto­mo­ti­ve mar­ket. We care­ful­ly scru­ti­ni­zed the uni­ver­se of avail­ab­le semi­con­duc­tor solu­ti­ons, and GF’s 22FDX RF solu­ti­on pro­ved to be today’s most attrac­ti­ve and most appro­pria­te plat­form for our next genera­ti­on of high­ly effi­ci­ent and safe auto­mo­ti­ve radars.”

GF’s 22FDX chips are manu­fac­tu­red at its Fab 1 faci­li­ty in Dres­den, Germany.

As part of the part­ners­hip, Bosch will uti­li­ze GF’s auto­mo­ti­ve turn­key solu­ti­ons for mmWave tes­ting and pack­a­ging deve­lo­p­ment, which will assist in incre­a­sing design effi­ci­en­cy and spee­ding time to mar­ket. The­se post-fab and turn­key ser­vices will take place at GF’s Fab 1 in Dres­den and at GF’s world-class mmWave tes­ting lab at Fab 9 near Bur­ling­ton, Vermont.

The first 22F­DX-based radar SoCs for fur­ther tes­ting of Bosch’s new genera­ti­on of auto­mo­ti­ve radars are tar­ge­ted for deli­very in the second half of 2021.

To date, GF’s 22FDX solu­ti­ons have rea­li­zed $4.5 bil­li­on in design wins, with more than 350 mil­li­on chips ship­ped to cus­to­mers around the world.

About GF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world’s lea­ding spe­cial­ty found­ry. GF deli­vers dif­fe­ren­tia­ted fea­ture-rich solu­ti­ons that enab­le its cus­to­mers to deve­lop inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts for high-growth mar­ket seg­ments. GF pro­vi­des a broad ran­ge of plat­forms and fea­tures with a uni­que mix of design, deve­lo­p­ment and fab­ri­ca­ti­on ser­vices. With an at-sca­le manu­fac­tu­ring foot­print span­ning the U.S., Euro­pe and Asia, GF has the fle­xi­bi­li­ty and agi­li­ty to meet the dyna­mic needs of cus­to­mers across the glo­be. GF is owned by Muba­da­la Invest­ment Com­pa­ny. For more infor­ma­ti­on, visit

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Micha­el Mullaney