Foundry

The Life’s Fab blog delves into all topics pertaining to advanced process technologies, advanced packaging solutions, design enablement and IP, as well as high-volume manufacturing. This blog looks at the challenges, investments, technology, and engineering topics surrounding foundry services, which have become essential criteria to the consumer and IT electronics industry.

A Look at Samsung Foundry’s Business Strategy, Manufacturing Excellence and Advanced Technology Updates

Wow!  2016 is off to a fast start.  While visiting headquarters in Korea recently, I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with four members of Samsung Foundry’s global leadership…

10nm FinFET Added to Samsung Foundry’s Process Roadmap

On May 24, at our annual press event, Samsung Foundry senior vice president, Hong Hao, discussed adding 10nm to our foundry process roadmap.  This is Samsung’s 3rd generation FinFET transistor and we…

Meet Up with Samsung Foundry @ the 52nd Annual DAC in San Francisco

It’s that time again! With the 52nd Annual Design Automation Conference just around the corner, I’m pleased to share some key highlights that you can expect from Samsung Foundry at the event. Samsung…

Design Faster, Cooler, Smaller Chips with Samsung Foundry’s 28nm FD-SOI Process Technology

14nm FinFET is a hot topic at the moment. But, there are other advanced process technologies that engineers should also consider, particularly, if the application requires an extreme low-power chip design. FD-SOI…

Samsung Foundry Collaborates with Ambarella on 4K UHD Chip

With 2015 off to a fast start, I’m pleased to share that our long-time customer, Ambarella, has successfully manufactured its latest 4K UHD chip, the H1, on our 28nm low power process…

2014, What a Year It’s Been for Samsung Foundry!

With 2014 quickly coming to a close, December offers an opportunity to take stock of the past 11 months and look forward to the next 12.  For the foundry industry, 2014 was…