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Globalfoundries and Infineon Collaborate for 40 nm Embedded Flash Process

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Infineon Technologies and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. today announced a joint technology development and production agreement for 40 nanometer (nm) embedded flash (eFlash) process technology. The cooperation will focus on technology development based on Infineon's eFlash cell design and manufacturing of automotive and security microcontrollers (MCUs) with 40nm process structures. Production of the next generation 40nm eFlash MCUs will take place at different GLOBALFOUNDRIES sites, initially in Singapore with subsequent transfer to its site in Dresden, Germany.

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they better concentrate on their 20nm stuff for AMDs sake.
 
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Infineon made some good DDR once. Then Quimonda happened and failed. Now I'm reading this.
 
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GloFo has a number of chip Fabs and they are all working on advanced smaller node designs. The 40nm eFlash can be produced with existing GloFo production so this is a no-brainer and a good deal for both companies. GloFo's capacity continues to increase as they finally have gotten their production processes and issues resolved. Their new facility in NY is likely to double in size within a couple years of coming online because GloFo continues to win new contracts and AMD has a bunch of new products on the way which will increase GloFo production requirements significantly.