GLOBALFOUNDRIES recently announced the addition of eight new partners to its FDXcelerator Program, including Rambus, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Sasken, Sonics and QuickLogic.
Rambus, along with the above-mentioned partners, are joining Synopsys, Cadence, INVECAS, VeriSilicon, CEA Leti, Dreamchip and Encore Semi to provide a suite of services that will enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES customers to rapidly implement 22FDX® system-on-chip (SoC) designs in low-power applications spanning Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile, RF connectivity and networking markets.
According to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the FDXcelerator Partner Program builds upon the company’s 22nm and 12nm FDX technologies, an alternative to FinFET-based technologies for chips that require performance on demand and energy efficiency at the lowest solution cost.
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX platform provides a lower-cost migration path from bulk nodes such as 40nm and 28nm, which allows customers to design differentiated, intelligent, and fully-integrated system solutions,” the company explained in a press release. “FDXcelerator partners play a critical role by providing a set of specific solutions and resources that help increase design productivity on FDX technology and reduce time-to-market for its customers. GLOBALFOUNDRIES works closely with program partners to help customers create high-performance 22FDX designs while minimizing development costs through access to a broad set of quality offerings, specific to 22FDX technology.”
Indeed, the partner ecosystem allows GLOBALFOUNDRIES to accelerate its traction in the market and more effectively offer its FDX products and services to a broader range of customers. Moreover, the partner program extends the reach of the FD-SOI ecosystem, creating an open framework that allows selected partners to integrate their products or services into a validated, plug-and-play catalog of design solutions.
Commenting on the above, Dr. Martin Scott, General Manager of the Rambus Security Division, stated that Rambus was pleased to be part of the FDXcelerator program and looked forward to broaden its collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
“Through our participation in this program, our DPA-resistant security cores will be made available as part of the pre-validated ecosystem of 22FDX IP. This program helps extend the reach of our best-in-class security cores and accelerates the time-to-market for our customers,” he added.