GWC is one of the world`s leading manufacturers of 200mm SOI wafers and has a long and ongoing relationship with GF for the supply of 200mm SOI wafers. GWC also manufactures 300 mm-SOI wafers and, as part of the expected delivery agreement, GWC and GF will work closely together to significantly increase the production capacity of GWC`s 300 mm SOI wafers. Globalfoundries and Soitec have announced a multi-year delivery contract for 300 mm of high-frequency silica (RF-SOI). GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF) and GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. (GWC), one of the world`s top three silicon wafer manufacturers, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an agreement to provide 300mm of silicon wafers on insulation (SOI) over the long term. With the leadership of both companies, FD-SOI has become the standard technology for low-cost, energy-efficient devices in consumer, IoT and automotive applications. The agreement, which enters into force immediately, builds on the close relationship between the companies and guarantees the supply of wafers for GF`s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology platform. Santa Clara, California, and Bernin (Grenoble), France, September 19, 2017 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec announced today that they have entered into a five-year contract to supply volume of silicon wafers to the fashionable insulator (FD-SOI) completely exhausted. This agreement expands the current partnership to provide both companies with a solid base, in order to strengthen the FD-SOI supply chain and to contribute to the guarantee of large quantities of production. GlobalFoundries (GF) in Santa Clara, CA, USA (one of the world`s largest semiconductor smelters with branches in Singapore, Germany and the United States) and the beec substrate manufacturer of Bernin, near Grenoble, France, have announced a multi-year 300 mm supply contract for high-frequency silicon wafers (RF-RF-SOI). Building on the long partnership between the two companies, the strategic agreement guarantees the supply of wafers that enable it to further strengthen its role in providing solutions for the next generation mobile market. The main driver of this wafer delivery agreement is the growth of GF`s most advanced RF-SOI solution, 8SW RF SOI.
The leading RF-Front-End (EMF) platform, with first-class switches and silent amplifiers, is optimized 8SW RF-SOI to deliver the differentiated combination of performance, energy efficiency and digital integration demanded by designers and suppliers of 4G-LTE and Sub-6-GHz-5G smartphones. This new platform uses the most advanced RF-SOI substrates developed by Soitec. Globalfoundries positions the strategic delivery agreement to meet the growing demand for its most advanced RF-SOI solution, 8SW, used by the MAIN EGF suppliers for 5G-Sub-6 GHz smartphones. In 2017, the two companies entered into a five-year supply contract for wafer silicon insulators (FD-SOI) for GF`s 22FDX® platform. The GF 22FDX platform, manufactured in Dresden, Germany, has since made $4.5 billion in design profits, with more than 350 million chips delivered to customers around the world. With the best power, performance, surface and cost (PPAC) optimization for advanced planar technologies in smartphones, automotive electronics and IoT, FD-SOI is rapidly becoming a new consumer process technology for battery-powered, wireless and connected devices. This agreement will provide effective support to the demand of the rapidly growing global ecosystem, fuelled by the successful introduction of GF`s 22FDX technology.