Santa Clara event launches global GTC 2011 tour with conferences in Taiwan, China and Japan
MILPITAS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 11, 2011 — GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the agenda for its second annual Global Technology Conference (GTC) on Tuesday, August 30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. GTC 2011 will be a seminal opportunity to learn about the vision and strategy of the new GLOBALFOUNDRIES leadership team, in addition to featuring executives and technologists from throughout the semiconductor ecosystem.
“In the past two months, I have spent a great deal of time working with and listening to our customers,” said Ajit Manocha, chief executive officer of GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “They are critical to our success, and we are committed to delivering the innovation and technology solutions that they are demanding from the foundry industry. We are excited to take this opportunity to update our customers, partners and the rest of the ecosystem on the business momentum we’ve achieved since GTC 2010 and particularly over the last few months.”
GTC 2011 will feature a keynote address by Manocha and presentations from other members of the GLOBALFOUNDRIES executive leadership as well as management and technical teams. The conference also will include a highlight from the previous year’s event—a panel discussion among senior executives in the EDA/IP ecosystem examining industry trends and challenges in leading-edge design enablement. Moderated by Mojy Chian, GLOBALFOUNDRIES senior vice president of design enablement, the panel will feature the following participants:
- Warren East, chief executive officer, ARM
- Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer, Cadence Design Systems
- Aart de Geus, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Synopsys
- Robert Hum, vice president and general manager, Deep Submicron Division, Mentor Graphics
“At last year’s inaugural GTC event, we received a tremendous response from the industry as we outlined our plans to change the foundry landscape and revive competition at the leading edge,” said Jim Kupec, senior vice president of sales and marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “We have made a great deal of progress and overcome significant challenges to become the only foundry in volume production of leading-edge High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology. We look forward to sharing our successes and demonstrating our continued commitment to bringing a differentiated model to the foundry industry.”
In addition, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will present “Leading in Innovation” awards to customers and partners who are working with the company on products ranging from 0.35um non-volatile to 130nm and 65nm RFCMOS, and leading-edge 28nm technologies for processors and high-speed, low-power analog solutions. These awards epitomize the GTC 2011 theme of driving product innovation through true collaboration between GLOBALFOUNDRIES and its ecosystem partners on leading edge and mainstream CMOS technologies, as well as solutions for high voltage, embedded non-volatile memories, RF, analog, and MEMS.
GTC 2011 is expected to draw more than 1,500 people from around the world, including broad participation from key customers, suppliers, partners, industry analysts and media as well as the GLOBALFOUNDRIES leadership team. The Santa Clara event will kick off a series of GTC 2011 “Road Show” events to be held at other strategic international venues including:
- September 14, Hsinchu, Taiwan
- September 16, Shanghai, China
- October 27, Tokyo, Japan
Each regional event features members of the GLOBALSOLUTIONSTM ecosystem of partners exhibiting proven, differentiated solutions in design enablement, mask services, assembly and test for the consumer, communications, computing and automotive sectors.
Please visit the following Web site for details on the agenda, keynotes, exhibitions, demos and other features of the event: http://www.globalfoundries.com/gtc2011/.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry
with a truly global manufacturing and technology footprint. Launched in
March 2009 through a partnership between AMD [NYSE: AMD] and the
Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides
a unique combination of advanced technology, manufacturing excellence
and global operations. With the integration of Chartered Semiconductor
in January 2010, GLOBALFOUNDRIES significantly expanded its capacity and
ability to provide best-in-class foundry services from mainstream to the
leading edge. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is headquartered in Silicon Valley with
manufacturing operations in Singapore, Germany, and a new leading-edge
fab under construction in Saratoga County, New York. These sites are
supported by a global network of R&D, design enablement, and customer
support in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, Germany,
and the United Kingdom.