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.

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…

The Internet of Things Starts with the Foundry Process Technology

The subject of my last couple of blog posts have focused largely around 28nm.  And, with good reason. Industry watchers agree that this process node is expected to have a long shelf…

Samsung Highlights Technology Driving Innovation at 2014 Media Open House

Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. That was not the case earlier this summer as warm weather prevailed when media and…

From Science Fiction to Reality with Samsung Foundry

Sometimes, science fiction paves the way toward future technology innovation.  Take the plethora of smart watches currently hitting the consumer market today.  It wasn’t that long ago when we all wanted Inspector…

28nm RF and the Internet of Things

If ever there was a match between a process node and a thriving application area, it would be 28nm and, what’s known as the Internet of Things (IoT).  Industry watchers are starting…

Extending the Life of 28nm

While 14nm FinFET is the darling of the foundry industry at the moment, 28nm is the process node that everyone agrees will be used for many years to come for a wide…