GlobalFoundries and Infineon Collaborate for 40nm EmbFlash

Infineon Technologies and GlobalFoundries have launched a joint technology development and product agreement for 40 nm embedded flash (EmbFlash) process technology that focuses on technology development of Infineon’s EmbFlash cell design and production of automatic and security microcontrollers (MCUs).

Process and product qualification for security microcontrollers is planned for the second half of 2015. while automatic microcontroller production has been scheduled for the first half of 2017.

"Next generation embedded Flash microcontrollers with 40 nm process structures will further enhance our competitive strength in the automotive as well as chip card and security markets," says Arunjai Mittal, Member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies. "We trust in GlobalFoundries with their excellent manufacturing background and sites on different continents to fulfill Infineon's stringent quality, infrastructure security and business continuity requirements."

"Infineon's decision to choose GlobalFoundries as the foundry partner for the 40 nm embedded Flash technology node recognizes our unique ability to offer one-foundry-solutions supported by multiple fabs in different geographies," says Ajit Manocha, CEO GlobalFoundries ."We are committed to providing leading-edge technology and manufacturing capabilities required to support Infineon's business. We are looking forward to a long-term collaboration with Infineon and to contribute to their success in a very dynamic industry."

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
    Your comment
  • digiex
    40nm is a little bit outdated.
  • azgard
    Maybe, but the old fab's are still in operation, the process is mature, and upgrading them is prohibitively expensive.
  • Wisecracker
    The amount of sub-40nm production at the end of 2012 was roughly equivalent to the amount of 40-80nm production.

    Which together amounts to 50% of the IC market.