I had the pleasure of attending the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Global Technology Conference at the Santa Clara convention center on Aug. 30. There were partnership and EDA design flow announcements from the major vendors for the new 20nm process. By successfully taping out a test chip using flows from leading EDA vendors Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation, Mentor Graphics Corporation, and Synopsys Inc., GLOBALFOUNDRIES demonstrated that it is ready for customers to begin evaluating their 20nm designs.
There was also a GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem pavilion where over 40 different partners talked about their solutions. The exhibits looked great and were easy to get around. I took some photos of the event and you can see them below.