GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves More Than $1 Billion in Design Wins for 45RFSOI Solution for Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure Applications
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves More Than $1 Billion in Design Wins for 45RFSOI Solution for Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), the world’s leading specialty foundry, announced today at its annual Global Technology Conference (GTC) that since its  launch in 2017, more than 20 clients representing more than $1 billion in design win revenue are now working with GF’s enhanced 45RFSOI solution for 5G/mmWave mobile and wireless infrastructure applications.

Among the enhancements to GF’s 45RFSOI solution are two new features, which add to the inherent advantages of SOI technology to deliver optimized, unparalleled RF performance:

“Meeting tight design schedules while keeping development costs down is no easy task when it comes to exceedingly complex 5G/mmWave requirements,” said Wilbur Luo, vice president, product management in the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. “We take a holistic approach to integrated circuit design enabling SoC design excellence, and we’re very focused on providing differentiated solutions that truly benefit our customers. Cadence provides the Virtuoso RelXpert Reliability Simulator, which is used by GF for reliability model development, and Spectre native reliability, which is used for circuit design and verification for reliability analysis. Both of these tools are now tightly integrated with the PDK for GF’s 45RFSOI solution.”

GF has a long history of high-frequency RF wafer and module test development and implementation experience. This experience, along with the industry's most differentiated RF technology platform spanning advanced and established technology nodes, helps clients develop 5G connectivity solutions for next-generation products. For example, through GF’s turnkey testing and packaging services, GF can perform accurate phase measurements between antenna ports for phased array multi-RF channel designs of 16, 32, 64 or more antenna elements, enabling clients to rapidly ramp and deploy radio access infrastructure necessary for high-bandwidth 5G cellular systems.

Moreover, GF’s engagement model provide clients with comprehensive package design, thermal and electrical modeling services, in partnership with leading outsourced assembly and test companies (OSAT).

“At GF, we continue our commitment to providing differentiated RF platforms, feature sets and solutions that allow our clients to build innovative products for evolving high-growth wireless applications,” said Dr. Bami Bastani, senior vice president and general manager of Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure, SBU at GF. “The numerous design wins we’ve received for our enhanced 45RFSOI solution early in its lifecycle reflect the high value our clients place on our RF solutions.”

About GF

GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world’s leading specialty foundry. We deliver differentiated feature-rich solutions that enable our clients 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 clients across the globe. GF is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit

Erica McGill