1. What are the top 3 innovative trends GLOBALFOUNDRIES see in
Push towards Green Technologies - Efficient power management,
More Integration thru' SOC, lower power.
MEMS coming into mainstream with more manufacturing on 8*
going to unfold, and CMOS integration enable thru technologies
like TSV and Bonding
New Materials integration with Silicon - Silicon Photonics and
Gallium Nitride for High Speed data transmission and Power / LED
markets is gaining traction.
2. What part does India play in the overall technology
strategy and marketing strategy of GLOBALFOUNDRIES
India's electronics consumption is estimated to be US$ 400B by
2020 and Semicon consumption to cross excess of US$40B. India
is one of the countries where approx 2000 chips are designed
per year. GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a leader in Foundry services
willing to be part to realize these designs. GF is one of the
only few foundries that can offer solutions till 28nm
solutions. So GF can be a 1 stop shop for all needs of Indian semiconductor manufacturers.
It will be a win-win Situation for both the teams as; we can
support the Indian companies, who are interested to enter the
huge Indian Semiconductor market with value adders
3. In lending support to the IESA Technovation Awards 2011
December- what is the message you would like to convey to the
ecosystem in the country?
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a truly Global Company that wants to have
strong support and presence from all three regions US, Euro
and APAC. With changed situation across world and India taking
active part in the design and IP related activities,
definitely there will be ample opportunity for Indian Business
community to develop electronic products needed by India's
vast domestic requirements (and opportunity for Export to rest
of World) especially in the mobile, computing and
communication sectors. GLOBALFOUNDRIES being one stop -shop
for all semiconductor manufacturing related activities ,
wanted to endorse its support for related activities with
active part in IESA and its events.
4. What are the top 3 key takeaways that GLOBALFOUNDRIES
has received from supporting the IESA Technovation Awards 2011
India is poised to break out of its traditional reliance on
foreign component ICs in the next several years and begin internal
design of ICs for India-designed end products. IESA members are at
the forefront of this transition.
IESA members have some unique and innovative designs and
Design-wise, the IESA Technovation Awards further confirms the
advanced nature of design services available in India.
5. Keeping in mind the background of the winners, what
is your perception of the innovation happening out of India?
India is at the cusp of developing a full semiconductor
ecosystem capable of supporting end market products for
domestic and export consumption.
6. With the Government of India giving complete support to
the manufacturing ecosystem, in terms of various policies,
what is the stand taken by GLOBALFOUNDRIES
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is pleased to work with the Government of
India on non-controlled technologies in both CMOS and MEMS,
and enable the Government and private sectors with a conduit
for high volume manufacturing in CMOS down to 28nm and in Bulk
micro machine MEMS.
About the author
C Subrahmanyam popularly known as Subbu has 25 years of
experience in Semiconductor industry of which last 20 years in
Subbu has Master degrees from IIT and Central University, both
Starting his career as Lithography & Etch engineer and later
worked in Yield Engineering, Technology Development and
Process Integration areas. 13 of his last 20 years experience
is in Process Integration where he is responsible for Process
Transfers & Derivative technology developments.
Currently working as Senior Director of Process Integration,
Subbu overseas Transfers / Developments in 3 of the
GLOBALFOUNDRIES fabs covering from 0.35um to 0.15um
technologies with more than 100 skilled Integration manpower.