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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Accelerates Adoption of 20nm-LPM and 14nm-XM FinFET Processes

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At next week's 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Austin, Texas, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will unveil a comprehensive set of certified design flows to support its most advanced manufacturing processes. The flows, jointly developed with the leading EDA providers, offer robust support for implementing designs in the company's 20nm low power process and its leading-edge 14nm-XM FinFET process. Working closely with Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, GLOBALFOUNDRIES has developed the flows to address the most pressing design challenges, including support for analog/mixed signal (AMS) design, and advanced digital designs, both with demonstration of the impact of double patterning on the flow.

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Double patterning is usually how most manufactures are able to achieve 14nm without significant quantum tunneling issues. Soon enough they really will stop getting smaller. :p
 
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Double patterning is usually how most manufactures are able to achieve 14nm without significant quantum tunneling issues. Soon enough they really will stop getting smaller. :p
Probably why Intel are so fired up about getting single-pattern EUV in place (on a commercial scale) for nodes 10nm and below.
 
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It's nice to see GloFo finally getting their act together. Most folks don't know but they are shipping 28nm AMD chippies right now. Most of AMDs chippies will come from GloFo from now on, other than GPUs, as long as GloFo keeps production quality and volume high.

With them developing 20nm and 14nm at the same time this should accelerate smaller nodes which are good for lower power primarily. It can lower costs somewhat too.
 
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It's nice to see GloFo finally getting their act together. Most folks don't know but they are shipping 28nm AMD chippies right now. Most of AMDs chippies will come from GloFo from now on, other than GPUs, as long as GloFo keeps production quality and volume high.
With them developing 20nm and 14nm at the same time this should accelerate smaller nodes which are good for lower power primarily. It can lower costs somewhat too.
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It's nice to see GloFo finally getting their act together. Most folks don't know but they are shipping 28nm AMD chippies right now. Most of AMDs chippies will come from GloFo from now on, other than GPUs, as long as GloFo keeps production quality and volume high.

With them developing 20nm and 14nm at the same time this should accelerate smaller nodes which are good for lower power primarily. It can lower costs somewhat too.
no. just no. Only chips that AMD has to buy from glofo will be made from glofo. Right now all AMD's 28nm chips come from TSMC. AMD hopes glofo will be able to start producing kabini products along with TSMC eventually. Even tho the design for kabini can be forged at both foundries, glofo still has not started production. Only reason AMD still deal with glofo is because it can't secure all its supply from TSMC and the fact that glofo still has AMD wafers that has been bought with the previous license.

Since AMD tried ditch glofo, all glofo has been doing is bleed AMD money where ever it can with the old contract. It also has been all talk and no progress. Nobody wants to deal with glofo and its only major partner is still AMD no matter how hard it screws AMD over and AMD trying to get rid of it. Even when other companies who were short on TSMC 28nm supply were interested in glofo's production and available processes, they couldn't show anything and nobody has invested anything into glofo except for the one partner they keep screwing over.

There is reason why richland isn't 28nm and why steamroller is delayed so much. And its not just because AMD has been downsizing, much of the design for steamroller would have been done when bulldozer released but everything had to be delayed without a process to put it on.
 
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